On Wednesday, a 30-year-old German man was found guilty of an anti-Semitic attack on a Jewish restaurant in the German city of Chemnitz in which the owner was injured and the restaurant damaged.
The incident which occurred three years ago was part of several days of far-right, anti-migrant riots following the fatal stabbing of a German man by a Syrian asylum-seeker in Chemnitz. Hundreds of far-right rioters came to Chemnitz from all over Germany protesting and chasing foreigners through the city.
The man who was found guilty this week was part of a group that attacked the restaurant on August 27, 2018. The group threw cobblestones at the building which hit and injured the Jewish owner of the Schalom restaurant. The group also yelled anti-Semitic slurs during the assault. Investigators later found the man’s DNA on one of the stones.
He was found guilty of severe aggravated assault and breach of the peace. Judge Dominik Boerner convicted him of a one-year suspended prison sentence.