View of Dortmund, Germany. (photo credit:WIKIPEDIA)
Three young men from North Africa sought to stone two transgender women in the western German city of Dortmund on Sunday.
According to a report on Friday on television station SAT1.NRW, the men attacked Yasmine und Elisa, two transgender women, near the city’s main train station.
“Within seconds we were tossed around…and they took stones from a gravel bed on the corner and threw them at us,” said Elisa.
A police car at the train station appeared as the stoning attack unfolded and arrested the men.
The German media as a general rule do not disclose the last names of victims to protect their privacy. The three men are between 16 and 18 years-old and are known to the authorities because of theft and assault arrests.
The Dortmund police official Kim-Ben Freigang said the suspects told the police that “such persons must be stoned.“
German media reported that one suspect said “You whores must be stoned.”
Yasmine installed a security camera at her residence where she lives with Elisa after the attacks. “That was barbaric what they did. They are barbarians,” Yasmine said.
She added that she could not believe that such an act of shamelessness occurred. “In 2016, in Germany with stoning!”