Women targeted for speaking Turkish in racist attack in Berlin

Two women were attacked and racially abused in Berlin after their attacker heard them speaking in Turkish, German state broadcaster Deutsche Welle Turkish reported on Tuesday.

The two women were attacked by a drunk man while they waited at the Wittenau train station with a baby in a pram, Deutsche Welle reported.

The man grabbed one of the women by her arm and shook her, demanding she speak German, according to a statement from the Berlin police. He then verbally threatened them and attempt to hit them with a belt buckle, it said.

The women escaped by boarding a train. German police arrested the 37-year-old attacker, who is under investigation for “harassment” and “attempting to cause bodily harm”.