Christian Demonstrations Violently Attacked by Left Wing Radicals in Baden-Württemberg and Cologne
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Morals
Area of case: Private
Tags: Exclusion (of individuals or ideas) | Freedom of Association and Assembly | Insult or Incitement | Hate Incident | Vandalism (form of hate crime) | Hate Crime
Eyewitnesses told the Observatory: Christian parents were shouted at with obscenities. They were spit at, eggs were thrown and little bags with feces or color. Cables of loud speakers were torn out. Pages were ripped out of the bible and used to wipe backsides, then formed into a ball and thrown at the parents. Christians were deeply hurt in this process. At least one banner was snatched from and destroyed in front of the eyes of the parents. Marshals were target with pepper sprays. Shouting by counter-demonstrator made the planned public speaking partly impossible.
Many parents reported to have been shocked at the amount of the hatred and at the inactivity of the police, and that their religious feelings were severely hurt.
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