Mob violence by 200 asylum seeking migrants send police fleeing after they forcibly freed their friend, prohibiting police from bringing him to airport to be deported to the Congo.
The three cars had been sent to the refugee shelter in Ellwangen in southern Germany to collect a 23-year-old man, whose asylum application to remain in Germany, had been rejected.
The two hundred ‘mostly African’ asylum seekers swarmed the three police cars dispatched to take the man to an airport where a flight was waiting to deport him.
They swarmed the police cars and demanded, whilst beating the cars so hard they did significant damage, the single refugee be un-cuffed and released or risk ‘massive violence.’
There was not enough time for reinforcements to come to the aid of the three cars, so the officers, fearing for their lives, were forced to release the man to the 200 asylum seekers and retreat. The man has since fled and gone underground.
A police spokesperson said: ‘They were so aggressive and threatened us more and more. We were forced to retire.’
The journey time for reinforcements to reach them at the centre was simply too long so sending them was not an option.