Police: 145 arrests after New Year's Eve riots in Berlin
Created: 03/01/2023 20:24
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After the New Year's Eve riots in Berlin, the police released more information about the suspects.
Accordingly, 145 people were provisionally arrested in connection with the riots, most of them men, as a police spokesman said on Tuesday evening.
He thus confirmed media reports.
All suspects were released after the police measures were completed.
Berlin – A total of 18 different nationalities were recorded.
45 of the suspects have German citizenship.
This was followed by 27 suspects of Afghan nationality and 21 Syrians.
The number of those arrested was originally given as 159.
There were double counts, said the police spokesman.
The numbers are still provisional.
A total of 355 criminal and administrative offense proceedings were initiated because of the riots.
Among other things, they are being investigated for breach of the peace, attack on and resistance to law enforcement officers and rescue workers, dangerous bodily harm and causing an explosive explosion.