Petrol station worker killed in Germany after face mask row

Posted by on September 21, 2021 6:05 am
Categories: Global Stories

Concerns raised over radicalisation of anti-lockdown movement as man held over fatal shooting

Politicians in Germany have expressed concern over the radicalisation of those who disagree with Covid restrictions, after a 49-year-old German citizen was arrested on suspicion of shooting dead a petrol station worker who refused to serve him while he was not wearing a mask.

Authorities in the western town of Trier said the suspect told officers he acted “out of anger” after the 20-year-old cashier at a petrol station the town of Idar-Oberstein, in Rhineland-Palatinate, asked him to put on a mask.

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