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New Year’s Eve attacks: Union: Bundestag should work up New Year’s Eve riots

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In several large cities – especially Berlin – the New Year’s Eve celebrations have degenerated into violent attacks. The Union is now demanding consequences.

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According to the will of the Union, the attacks on emergency services in Berlin and other major German cities should have an aftermath in the Bundestag.

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The parliamentary manager of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, Thorsten Frei, told the Düsseldorf “Rheinische Post”: “We need a speedy parliamentary review of the events on New Year’s Eve.” The Bundestag must deal with it in one of the first weeks of the new year. “We can’t just go back to business as usual.”

Parliament will meet again in Berlin from January 16th. Frei emphasized that there are millions of people in this country who were not born in Germany, who are committed and who abide by the law. “But only a few years after Cologne’s New Year’s Eve, Germany is once again having to discuss the fact that we obviously have a frightening problem with rude, violent people who refuse to integrate.”

Frei therefore called for a comprehensive and honest inventory of the extent and causes of failed integration. The situation picture announced by Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) can only be a first step.

On New Year’s Eve, police officers and firefighters were attacked in several German cities, including with firecrackers and rockets. The attacks in Berlin were particularly violent.

Source: Stern

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