Turkish restaurant targeted in xenophobic attackOctober 19, 2018
A Turkish restaurant was set on fire in an arson attack early Thursday morning in the eastern German City of Chemnitz.
A police spokesman told Anadolu Agency that they suspected a xenophobic motive behind the attack, which caused extensive damage to the restaurant but no injuries.
Mehmet Ali Tulasoglu, the owner of the Mangal restaurant, said the attack came only a week after a similar incident when suspected far-right extremists attacked a Persian restaurant in the city.
Police asked for the public’s help on Thursday in identifying the suspects.
During the last months of August and September, Chemnitz witnessed violent far-right protests in which mobs hunted down people deemed foreign-looking, threw stones at migrant-owned shops, and attacked a Jewish restaurant.
Source: International Islamic News Agency