Coronavirus in Germany: Police attacked while enforcing social distancing measures

Coronavirus in Germany: Police attacked while enforcing social distancing measures
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Police in Frankfurt have been attacked by gangs of men while attempting to enforce coronavirus social distancing measures.

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports that the police were set upon on several occasions when trying to break up large groups of men who had gathered on Good Friday in spite of coronavirus social distancing measures.

After approaching a group of people who were clearly breaching lockdown rules, one police patrol was pelted with stones.

A second police patrol was attacked by a group of around 20 men armed with iron bars, stones and roof tiles, forcing the patrol to retreat. 

The police called in a helicopter patrol to search for the perpetrators by air, following some of the suspects to an apartment in the western district of Griesheim and conducting a raid.

Six suspects between the ages of 23 and 31 were arrested in the raid, while police also seized weapons including samurai swords, nunchucks and brass knuckles. 

 

 


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