>Cars torched in Hamburg

Posted on September 12, 2010



Friday, 10 September 2010

HAMBURG has been hit by a spate of arson attacks on cars, spreading a form of insurrection that has been flourishing in Berlin.

The Direct Action in Germany site reports that hardly a night goes by in the north German city without cars being burnt.

After 13 were torched in the early hours of Thursday morning, another five were destroyed the next night in Marienthaler Straße in the Hamm district.

Police have said that four were set alight and the fifth caught fire in the resulting blaze.

The attacks have received mainstream media attention, in the likes of Stern, Welt and the local Hamburger Abendblatt.

It is estimated that some 120 cars have been torched in Hamburg this year.

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