Police Arrest 2 Men For Directing Racist Slurs At Syrians

According to Gazeta Wrocławska, Wrocław Police have arrested two men – one and Polish and one Ukrainian – for directing racist abuse towards two Syrian men.

The incident reportedly occurred in the vicinity of Pasaż Niepolda at 5am this morning.

Paweł Petrykowski of the provincial police headquarters has stated that a detailed explanation of the circumstances around the alleged racist abuse will be provided in due course.

He was however able to confirm that a 23-year-old Polish man and a 28-year-old Ukrainian man had been arrested in connection with the incident. Both of the men had been drinking earlier in the evening. 

Petrykowski told the press this morning that "There is no permission for this kind of hate speech" and that "they are firm in the case of such crimes".

The attack comes just 7 days after another high profile racist incident in Wrocław, and Petrykowski was also keen to stress that harsh sentences can be dished out to those guilty of hate crimes:

"Let us remind the public that anyone who, on the basis of nationality, ethnicity, race or denomination, publicly insults or physically attacks another person, is liable to be punished with a prison sentence of up to 3 years." 

Paweł Petrykowski, Lower Silesia police

Gregor Gowans

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