A horrifying crime wave has swept through Germany in recent months, and a majority of the crimes have been committed by refugees who have settled in the Western European nation after fleeing their native countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Millions of the migrants from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria have called Germany their new home since Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “open door policy” took effect in 2015. Now Germans are paying a heavy price.
In Ellwangen, located not far from Munich, over 100 migrants clashed with German police to stop the deportation of a 23-year-old man from Congo. Law enforcement surrendered to the mob, stating they had no choice but to release the man.
The migrants surrounded and damaged patrol cars and threatened the police. “They were so aggressive and threatened us more and more, so we had to leave the man behind and retreat to the gate of the refugee facility,” one officer stated.
Reports indicate other police units would have taken several hours to arrive on the seen, therefore authorities were outnumbered by the violent crowd.
In the southern German town of Sigmaringen (population just under 20,000), crimes committed by asylum seekers have skyrocketed. According to local police data released this month, nearly 50% of the offenses have been committed by refugees.
A report released this month states that the small, Medieval town has witnessed an increase in drug and street crimes, shoplifting, assaults and sexual offenses.
It appears that, after years of sitting back and watching both violent and nonviolent crimes committed by migrants rise, native Germans have finally had enough.
Just last month, over 1,500 Germans took to the streets of Cottbus to protest against a refugee policy of the German government and demand a closure of the border. The city has also seen an increase of violent attacks involving asylum seekers. One incident took place in January when a young Syrian man was detained after he attacked a married couple in front of a shopping mall.
The demonstrators in Cottbus carried banners with slogans reading, “Our Country, Our Rules” and “Love for Motherland Not Crime.”
The recent spike in violence has prompted government officials to postpone the intake of refugees to Cottbus until further notice. They claim the measure was necessary to ease tensions in the city.
With crimes committed by migrants in Germany not showing any signs of decreasing anytime soon, it will not be surprising to hear of more demonstrations by native Germans in the near future.