“All humanity lost” – memorial sites for Hanau victims destroyed
First Frankfurt, then Cologne: Unknown people destroyed and smeared memorial sites for the victims of the racially motivated attack in Hanau. State security was called in for both investigations.
The y had torn off foils with names and pictures of the victims and threw them into the embankment on the Rhine.
The police confirmed a corresponding incident in Cologne-Rodenkirchen on Sunday, about which the Cologne Jusos had initially reported. According to the youth organization of the SPD, the perpetrators destroyed the memorial in the night from Saturday to Sunday.
The state security will be involved in the investigation, it said.
The y posted pictures on Facebook and wrote: “This act proves once again that racism is a big problem in our society. Anyone who does not shy away from destroying a place of remembrance for those killed has lost all humanity. ”
The attack in Hanau had shown that such acts of destruction did not stop there, but that racism has long been claiming deaths in Germany.
“It is up to all of us to stand up against racism, hatred, agitation and violence and to show a clear edge! Racism must have no place in our society! “
The crosses were probably mirrored on the posters with a thick felt-tip pen, the police said on Sunday. On Friday, the dead were commemorated at an event in Hanau with Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Hesse’s Prime Minister Volker Bouffier (CDU).
On the evening of February 19, 2020, the 43-year-old German Tobias R. shot nine people in several locations in the Hessian city of Hanau, before allegedly killing his mother and then himself. Before that, he had pamphlets and videos with conspiracy theories and racist views published on the Internet.