Saturday, October 1, 2016

Germany: Syrian migrants fighting with locals in 3 towns

(AP) Police say several people have been injured after fights between locals and migrants in three towns in eastern Germany.

In the first incident late Friday, a group of German youths used clubs and pepper spray against a group of Syrians who threw stones at them at a refugee shelter in the town of Sangershausen, 200 kilometers (124 miles) southwest of Berlin.

In Bautzen, near Germany's eastern border with Poland, a 17-year-old Syrian threatened a 39-year-old German man. Police said Saturday that the minor injured himself and was taken to hospital.

The town hit headlines last month following a series of fights between residents and migrants.

In a third incident late Friday, police had to separate a group of 30 locals who attacked 10 migrants in the northern German town of Schwerin.