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In Berlin violence runs on the rails

trainviolenceAnother victim of violent assault in public transport in Berlin.
This time it is the S-Bahn, the stretch near Alexanderplatz, a 28-year-old man was brutally beaten by four strangers who fled.
The man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and fractures.

Less than three weeks ago an Italian boy suffered the same fate.

And a few days ago another attack, a stabbing.

These are only the last three episodes more severe in the past month.
But there were others, many others.

What happens in the trains in Berlin?
Violent attacks, no apparent reason: it’s not attempted robbery, or violence aimed at one purpose (never justified); a growing trend that scares and recalls american movies of the 70s.

Despite the seriousness of these incidents the police seems not to be planning on restoring the passengers tranquillity and security.
“More controls”, a girl off at a U-Bahn says, “But the cameras are not enough: the cameras don’t stop an aggression! Plainclothes policemen on every train are needed. I am scared, but I have to go to work every day! “.

Drunks? Influence of drugs? Stupidity?
By the way, it is clear: something should be done, the security of passengers should be restored.

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