Karlsruhe (dpa / lsw) - After an argument with several injured people after the Christopher Street Day (CSD) in Karlsruhe, the police set up an investigation team. The up to 14 officers are investigating criminal offenses of dangerous bodily harm and property damage, as a police spokesman announced on Friday.
Last Saturday, several people were injured by a group of up to 30 people, as the police had previously reported. A woman came to the hospital. A rainbow flag was also lit. So far, six injured people are known to have suffered minor injuries such as hematomas, the police said.
Immediately after the incident, officials arrested a group of six young people and recorded their personal details. Whether there is a suspicion against the group or individuals is currently the subject of the investigation, it said.
At the same time, the police are accused of intervening too late and "not investigating on site and subsequently with the required intensity". Criminal investigations are also ongoing. The spokesman said that allegations against the police that they let the perpetrators continue without control and insulted those affected in a "queer-hostile" manner could not be confirmed on the basis of the statements made by witnesses and victims so far.
The association of queer employees in the police, judiciary and customs in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria (VelsPolSÜD) announced that there were allegations against the police that they only intervened hesitantly and that "presumably" anti-queer statements had also come from their ranks. The environmental movement Fridays for Future has called for a demo for "victims of anti-queer violence" on Schlossplatz on Sunday.
Non-heterosexual people or people who do not identify with the traditional role model of men and women or other social norms relating to gender and sexuality describe themselves as queer.