Friday 8 January 2010
Berlin: 23 buses of a company under contract with the army vandalised
Police in Berlin are investigating a mysterious attack by hoodlums, suspected of being of the extreme left, who damaged 23 buses in Berlin belonging to a company under contract with the ministry of Defence.
On the night between Monday and Tuesday a group of hoodlums forced their way into into a bus depot in the Treptow quarter, in the east of the capital, breaking many windows with the aid of hammers and emptying fire extinguishers inside the buses. A private car and a lorry were also damaged.
The company, that has estimated the cost of reparations at over 50,000 euros, had been warned by the police in the autumn that an extreme left paper had stressed that some of its buses had been used to transport soldiers participating in official ceremonies this summer.
Elsewhere, for the second consecutive night, an employment agency in Berlin was struck by an incendiary device according to local media. Like the night before, the attack caused little damage. Political slogans were sprayed on the walls.
The area of the extreme left is tending to become more violent in Germany, according to experts, but the damage is still far below that which occurs in France , for example, in Berlin, 260 vehicles were burnt during the first nine months of the year.
Posted by sysiphus at 11:40