June 7, 2023

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Weil am Rhein (T): Mass fighting was an excuse

Weil am Rhein (T)

Mass fighting is just a pretext

There was a large police presence in Weil am Rhein (D) on Tuesday evening following a reported mass brawl on the main street.


Amelie Scherer

Lucas Hausendorf


Police blocked the main street in Weil am Rhein (D) with a heavy force on Tuesday evening after receiving a report of a massive brawl.


At 7:25pm on Tuesday, the police were alerted to a mass brawl on the main street in Weil am Rhein (D). They immediately left with a large group, backed by federal police, who “walked” to stay close, the police report shows. A video circulating on Facebook showed at least seven police vehicles at the site and blocking off the stretch of road.

However, no major fighting was witnessed at the site. Only one enthusiastic entrepreneur attracted attention. He told the police that earlier he had been threatened by another businessman over the phone. The man invented the mass brawl to call the police into action.

After the police could no longer address the threat situation, large numbers of soldiers withdrew. Freiburg police headquarters said investigations were continuing.