Although local authorities in Dortmund, Germany called New Year’s Eve a “quiet” and “normal” night, video footage has emerged of a crowd of reportedly close to a thousand men chanting “Allah Akbar,” reported Breitbart.
Some can be seen launching fireworks at the police and a historic church in Dortmund.
The roof of the St Reinolds, Germany’s oldest church, burned in the attack.
Already by 7 pm a man was hospitalized with first-degree burns to his face and hands after fireworks were hurled at a group of homeless people outside the city’s main train station. More than two dozen people were injured at festivities in Dortmund, some seriously …
At midnight, the situation threatened to escalate. A livewire published by the Ruhr Nachrichten reported that a crowd of “at least 1,000 young men” began throwing fireworks into crowds of visitors, which also included families with children. Asked by officers to stop, the mob turned to pelt fireworks at police instead.
Watch footage below: