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Basel Police Patrol Threatened New Years Morning

  • By The Swiss Times
  • 2 January 2024

Reports coming in from the Basel-Stadt cantonal police are expressing concern over an incident that occurred in the early hours of the new year.

Basel Police Patrol Threatened New Years Morning

The Basel police patrol was surrounded by several hundred people and “massively threatened” on New Year’s Day. Thanks to the calm and competent response from the service men and woman the situation did not escalate further to any casualties or injuries.

Far Left Extremists Damage Property

According to a statement from the Basel-Stadt cantonal police on Tuesday, the incident took place early on New Year’s morning in Kleinbasel. The patrol was taking place as usual when, suddenly, the experienced Basel police present found themesleves surrounded by a mob of extreme left wing activists.

The attackers had severely damaged the patrol vehicle. Fortunately, however, the windows of the police vehicle remained intact. The policewoman and the policeman were on patrol. Criminal proceedings have been initiated.

When asked, a police media spokesman said that the policewoman and the policeman had saved themselves by driving on carefully.

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