A far-right group has launched vigilante street patrols in a German town where four teenage asylum seekers allegedly attacked passers-by last weekend, local authorities said Thursday.
The teenagers, aged 17 to 19, from Iran, Syria and Afghanistan, are said to have left 12 people aged 13 to 42 injured after carrying out random attacks and hurling racist abuse at them in the Bavarian city of Amberg.
The National Democratic Party of Germany posted photos online of four people wearing red protective vests to create ‘safe spaces’, including outside a refugee centre.
The group, which calls itself ‘Kraut/pol,’ led the mayor of Amberg, Michael Cerny, to say he was ‘shocked’ that the neo-Nazi group were marching on his streets.
‘I can understand the insecurity seen in some of the reactions of some Ambergers, but the hatred and the threats of violence from all over the country go way too far,’ Cerny told the local daily Mittelbayerische Zeitung.
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