MIGRANT-RELATED tensions are mounting in Germany, after disturbing video footage released online on February 2 showed two German pensioners being attacked by young foreigners on a train, in the middle of the day.
Munich commuter, Tom Roth filmed the scene on his mobile before posting the shocking footage to social media. He is said to have captured the events while travelling on a train between Sendlinger Tor and the Bavarian city’s main station.
Reports claim that a young woman was being harassed by a group of young migrant males of eastern European or Arabic origin, who then turned on her when she rejected their advances, with one attempting to intimidate the woman by smashing his hand against the nearest train window.
Two brave German pensioners then entered the fray, asking the youths to back off before an angry exchange ensued. The alarming video shows one pensioner held by the arms and subjected to verbal abuse, while the second ‘vigilante’ is seen scrapping with the migrant males before being gripped tightly around the neck and threatened.
On his arrival at the Munich’s main station, video-creator Mr Roth is reported to have called the police, but was met with an apathetic response when officers told him ‘there was nothing they could do.’
On posting the video to Facebook, Mr Roth wrote an accompanying statement condemning the harassment and the ensuing aggression. “Those involved were very distressed” he wrote, “An older lady said she doesn’t leave her home at night anymore. The two gentlemen said it cannot go on like this. I felt safer in Germany two or three years ago. I find that terrifying and sad.”