The renewal of unrest among North African youth in Düsseldorf, made authorities to take a decision to introduce mandatory personal identification in baths, pools and other recreational facilities. Police work in emergency mode.
“We are introducing an identity card for all visitors. The one who won’t be possible to determine, won’t be allowed to enter,” said the mayor of Düsseldorf, Thomas Geisel.
“It is absolutely unacceptable and inadmissible that families who want to spend their leisure time quietly are persecuted by youth gangs,” he added.
After the crisis summit on Saturday, another meeting of the administration of the bath, the mayor and the police chief is scheduled for Monday. The goal is to introduce an online ticket system for recreation areas. Thus, it will be even easier to control who is in the area.
Last Friday, the aggressive behavior of about 60 young people, mostly from North Africa, finished with the police arrival to the scene.
Previously, migrants occupied the diving tower and slides. Among other things, they threatened the shift supervisor and resisted any instructions. The six pool guards were unable to cope with the situation, reports the Rheinische Post.