The aforementioned brawl unfolded in broad daylight in the center of the city of Lubeck, located in Germany's northernmost Schleswig-Holstein state. Despite a significant police response with 10 vehicles attempting to control the violence, there was no official news or police report about the incident. Why it was not reported, nobody knows.
One witness, however, managed to record the incident on video and posted it online. The video shows individuals brutally kicking a young person's head, while another hurls a metal trash can at an elderly German pedestrian who was not involved in the altercation.
But as soon as the video went viral, the Schleswig-Holstein Police (LSH) stepped in.
"The police warn against the further distribution of this video and ask that you immediately delete the video from your own devices and under no circumstances spread or share it further," the LSH warned, adding that noncompliance "could result in criminal offenses." (Related: Direct government censorship of the Internet is here.)
A user then challenged the LSH's warning on Facebook: "Isn't anyone allowed to see the truth?" The LSH curtly replied: "It's enough if the right authorities see the truth and investigate."
The law enforcement agency's response wasn't surprising, given that Germany has one of the toughest censorship laws in the world. Under the Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG) passed in 2017, social media platforms with over two million users are obliged to remove "clearly illegal" content within 24 hours of being notified. Failure to comply is costly, with fines of up to €50 million ($52.5 million) awaiting rule-breakers.
A January 2018 report by POLITICO recounted the initial applications of NetzDG after it took effect. Comedian Sophie Passmann tweeted a satirical message on pre-Elon Musk Twitter mocking fears of conservatives over immigrants, noting that the influx of the latter would endanger Germany's culture.
But nine hours after her tweet, the platform blocked it and informed users in Germany that the comedian's message had run afoul of local laws. Beatrix von Storch, deputy leader of the right-leaning Alternative for Germany party, also found herself blocked on Twitter and Facebook after posting anti-immigrant messages. Just days ago, reports emerged of migrant brawls and public disorder in various eastern German cities.
German Police Trade Union President Rainer Wendt denounced this censorship effort. He dubbed the LSH's warning as a "very strange approach," adding that the police should not determine issues that are in the public interest.
Remix News reported of a similar incident earlier in September, this time involving a group of 20 young migrants. The gang attacked several German children and teenagers, some with sticks, in a public park at the city of Chemnitz in Germany's eastern Saxony state. (Related: Group of young migrants attack German children and teens with sticks.)
A police report of the incident described the juvenile perpetrators as being "around 12 to 14 years old with a darker complexion." Local radio station Radio Chemnitz attested to this, noting that "the attackers appeared to be foreigners" and "the victims were Germans."
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