Outrage in Germany after racist thug repeatedly kicks a Syrian teen in head and spits in his face

A man has been arrested in connection with a ‘simply disgusting’ racist attack on a Syrian teenager that was caught on film, sparking outrage across Germany.

A 39-year-old German man has been arrested over the attack on the 17-year-old refugee in the eastern city of Erfurt.

The governor of Thuringia state, where Erfurt is located, called the attack that took place late Friday in one of the city’s trams ‘simply disgusting.’

Witnesses on the tram alerted officers, who were able to identify the suspect based on the video as he was already known to police

Witnesses on the tram alerted officers, who were able to identify the suspect based on the video as he was already known to police

Witnesses on the tram alerted officers, who were able to identify the suspect based on the video as he was already known to police

Anti-racism groups say there were 102 cases of far-right and antisemitic violence in Thuringia last year

Anti-racism groups say there were 102 cases of far-right and antisemitic violence in Thuringia last year

Anti-racism groups say there were 102 cases of far-right and antisemitic violence in Thuringia last year

A video circulating on social media shows a man standing over the seated victim, repeatedly insulting and spitting at him, and then kicking him in the face

A video circulating on social media shows a man standing over the seated victim, repeatedly insulting and spitting at him, and then kicking him in the face

A video circulating on social media shows a man standing over the seated victim, repeatedly insulting and spitting at him, and then kicking him in the face

‘The perpetrator has been caught,’ the governor, Bodo Ramelow, wrote on Twitter. ‘Such a cowardly person, strong and aggressive against someone who was defenseless.’

A video circulating on social media shows a man standing over the seated victim, repeatedly insulting and spitting at him, and then kicking him in the face.

Erfurt police said the 17-year-old victim from Syria, suffered minor injuries in the attack, which followed a verbal argument.

Witnesses on the tram alerted officers, who were able to identify the suspect based on the video as he was already known to police.

Anti-racism groups say there were 102 cases of far-right and antisemitic violence in Thuringia last year.

The incident happened in the same week that a Black customer was ejected from a Berlin supermarket after complaining about another shopper’s racist slur.

Supermarket chain Aldi apologised for the incident and said a member of staff was fired.

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