A car crash and a Karneval
Snapshots from a very vocal carnival, and an unexplained car crash
- Published 25.02.20, 7:06 PM
- Updated 25.02.20, 8:15 PM
- a min read
As carnival goers in the western German town of Volksmarsen were busy celebrating Rosenmontag, the highlight of the German Karneval, a car drove into the crowd injuring 52 people.
This marks the second instance of public violence in Germany this week, following last Wednesday's racist attack by a bank cleric Tobias R., who gunned nine people in Hanau.
In Monday's event, BBC reports that 35 people remain hospitalized, and Frankfurt's general prosecutor's office announced that the victims were aged between two and 85 years old.
Police have arrested a 29-year-old German citizen, who is suspected of driving a silver Mercedes into the Rose Monday carnival parade, but is yet to find a motive.
AP reports that biting commentary on racism in Germany featured prominently among Carnival floats in western cities, hastily put together in the aftermath of a deadly far-right attack last week near Frankfurt.
Snapshots from the Karneval