Ulm (dpa / lsw) - After a poster campaign in front of the synagogue in Ulm, the police and public prosecutor's office are investigating four men on suspicion of incitement to hatred. The four are said to have stood in front of the synagogue with banners in early June. According to the police, the inscription on the banners was right-wing, but not punishable. But right-wing music could be heard from mobile loudspeakers, the text of which justified the initial suspicion of hate speech. When witnesses spoke to the men, they fled.
The suspicion is directed against a 19-year-old from Stuttgart, a 22-year-old from the Enz district, a 16-year-old from the Ludwigsburg district and a 23-year-old from Munich, as the investigators announced on Wednesday in Ulm.
During the investigation, the 19-year-old was initially targeted by the police. A judge issued a search warrant and the police found the two banners of the campaign in Ulm on the young man. Through further investigations, the suspicion was also directed against the three other men. According to the information, the 19-year-old was already in the focus of the authorities in previous years for similar crimes.