German police were called on Sunday afternoon to break up a brawl in a shelter full of refugees. According to a report by the Reuters news agency, an average of 100 officers showed up to the incident, which reportedly involved hundreds of people.
According to the person in charge of the shelter, 850 people were housed there, and 20-30 people started the disruption. The same report also refers to another brawl in a shelter nearby which took place earlier that morning although present law enforcement has said this incident was worst than usual.
The shelter was assembled in September of 2015 within Tempelhof airport, which was put out of service in 2008.
Newsweek published a story covering the program, which has already housed 2,300 refugees and is expected to house up to and over 5,000.
The recent news about the brawl in the shelter has caused many to use it as a reason to not house any more refugees.
In the comments section of The Times of India, which referred to the original Reuters source; one commenter suggested a plan for solving the refugee problem.
The Guardian reports that the chancellor put together a surprise mini-summit outside of the common EU summit with Turkey to fast-track a deal for refugees, showing she does not expect her European allies to follower her lead.
There are also reports that support for Merkel within Germany has also eroded significantly.
On November 23, former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis was interviewed by Middle East Eye about terrorism, the economy and the refugee crisis where he addressed Angela Merkel's decision to lead the effort for refugee aid.
Yanis Varoufakis: "Bombing is not the solution. So the only solution is to starve ISIS" https://t.co/AtOOGG7ocI pic.twitter.com/DUkVP9dzsDMiddle East Eye's article details the interview.
— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) November 24, 2015
He offered rare praise for his former nemesis Angela Merkel for her decision to allow hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria's war to come to Germany, but said that "Europe has lost its capacity to respond rationally to common problems" over the refugee crisis. Merkel had done more than any other leader to open doors to refugees, but he was quick to forewarn that the political classes in Germany, and some sections of German society, are turning against her because of it.The article delves in further to describe what he feels the outcome would be.
He warned that the main beneficiaries of the recent attacks in Paris would be the defence and security companies, and those "people with terrible agendas" who will now "utilise the pain and the grief, the rage that most people feel, in order to push those agendas that have nothing to do with security" and in fact endanger it.The brawl in the shelter incident, as shown earlier, has not reportedly triggered a physical uprising, but there is constant attention drawn to the issue in online conversations, where Merkel has also paid attention to, addressing negative responses she's aware of as "racist" and "xenophobic."
SHE WANTS CONSERVATIVES SILENCED>>>Angela Merkel confronts Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg about hate posts https://t.co/Q9GnflgBkPThe Daily Mail has even published a post where she is overheard speaking with the founder of Facebook Zuckerberg on solving that problem.
— Gary (@OrangeCoSurf) November 30, 2015
Further, the United States has remained steadfast behind the chancellor in support of taking refugees. In a similar situation, president Obama is fighting with state governors across the nation who are refusing to accept refugees, anticipating a threat of being attacked from possible ISIS fighters hiding within.
Deutsche Welle, a dominating media service based out of Germany referred to President Obama's public support for Merkel, hours after she was booed by far-right protesters during a recent speech.
The brawl in the shelter ended with several arrests.
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