Crowds of locals gathered round, cheered and applauded as an invader center in the German town of Bautzen, Saxony, burned down last night, horrifying local establishment politicians.
The invader center—planned to accommodate at least 300 nonwhites pretending to be refugees—was totally destroyed in the blaze, and is now uninhabitable.
Saxony police have said in a statement that it is too early to determine a cause of the blaze in the empty building, located in the city center, but that the forensic team was investigating and that they “suspected a xenophobic motive.”
However, what shocked Bautzen Mayor Alexander Ahrens, a member of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, was the fact that hundreds of local townsfolk gathered to watch the blaze, and openly expressed their delight.
Ahrens even claimed that some townsfolk had tried to stop the fire brigade from extinguishing the monster blaze—an allegation which appeared to be supported by the fact that some in the crowd were arrested by police in the resulting celebrations.
“What I find repugnant is that onlookers accosted the firefighters and hindered their work,” Ahrens said. He was backed by Saxony’s Interior Minister, Markus Ulbig, (CDU), who said that it was “intolerable to parade such open disrespect and hatred of foreigners.”
The former hotel was under renovation in preparation for its use as an invader center, and the purpose for which it was being fixed was well-known.
When the fire brigade arrived, the entire roof of the building was in flames, and some seventy fire fighters were deployed to try and bring it under control.
The police statement said residents and onlookers “commented on the fire with snide remarks and undisguised pleasure.”
Police determined the “identity of several onlookers” and have issued restraining orders against three 19-year-olds and one 20-year-old from Bautzen.
Another two men were arrested because they resisted police efforts to detain the other four men.