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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Violence in Germany

POTSDAM, Germany () -- Fears of a new wave of right-wing extremist violence grew Thursday with news of another attack on a foreigner outside Berlin -- the fourth this month in Brandenburg state.


A Hungarian tourist was hit in the face and thrown to the ground late Wednesday while at a telephone booth in Genshagen, near the state capital of Potsdam, police said Thursday.


The victim ran to his car and fled, but was pursued by the attacker and four accomplices. They took off after the Hungarian man sought help from passers-by. In recent weeks, young men attacked two Italian construction workers with baseball bats in Trebbin, jumped a Kenyan man in Potsdam and beat a Turkish man on a train.


Many in Brandenburg state, which surrounds Berlin in eastern Germany, have expressed shock at the surge of anti-foreigner violence.