(Deutsche Welle) Detectives have announced that the attack on would-be mayor of Cologne Henriette Reker had a racist background. Reker was attending an outdoor campaign event when the assailant attacked her and four other bystanders.
Police in the German city of Cologne confirmed on Saturday that the earlier knife attack against mayoral candidate Henriette Reker was indeed motivated by anger at her pro-refugee stance. The 58-year-old Reker, an independent, was stabbed and seriously injured while visiting an outdoor market on the campaign trail.
Reker's work in the social services department of the city government entailed organizing accommodation for refugees in Cologne.
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