Oersdorf, Germany: Anti-white Mayor Beaten By Nationalists

Deutschland Oersdorf Ortsschild (picture-alliance/dpa/G. Wendt)

The mayor of a small town in northern Germany was beaten by an unknown attacker, likely over his plans to establish refugee housing in the area, authorities in Oersdorf said on Friday. Mayor Joachim Kebschull, 61, lost consciousness and had to be taken to a local hospital after he was hit over the head with a blunt instrument on his way to a town planning meeting.


According to police, the mayor had reported receiving a number of threats in the run-up to Thursday’s attack. He was sent letters bearing slogans such as “Those who don’t want to listen will have to feel it,” and “Oersdorf for Oersdorfers” for months.

Because of these messages, investigators said that they were seriously considering the possibility of right-wing political motives for the attack, but that they hadn’t ruled anything out yet.

A police spokesman said the most puzzling aspect of the crime was that six officers were on duty to guard the meeting, but that the perpetrator exploited the brief moment when the mayor disappeared out of sight to collect his laptop from his car.

Nationalist attacks against refugees and refugee housing have seen a sharp uptick in Germany as the country struggles to integrate the roughly 1 million refugees it has taken in during Europe’s migrant crisis.






3 thoughts on “Oersdorf, Germany: Anti-white Mayor Beaten By Nationalists”

  1. Almost one year after Reker was stabbed in Cologne. We will see if Oersdorf/Schleswig-Holstein sees post-refugee settlement violence similar to what Cologne did. Certainly think we will be seeing more and more events like this.


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