Düsseldorf’s major international trade fair grounds were set ablaze Tuesday. The fire was deliberately made by Arab migrants angry because of an incident concerning Ramadan. Reports say the conflict was between the German staff and security guards, who were mainly Iranian, and the Arab residents.
According to testimonies, the Iranians, who were employed by Germany
to take care of the migrants, “deliberately” did not wake the Arabs up
in time for their Ramadan breakfast. This followed a long string of
disputes between the two groups.
Just a few weeks before this incident, a migrant angry with the living conditions set his mattress afire in protest.
Migrants were witnessed proudly recording the fire on their cell
phones. According to the migrants, the blaze was started because “we
just want to get out of here.”
280 migrants were reported as evacuated from the site, which is
directly next to Düsseldorf’s international airport. 30 migrants were
treated for inhaling smoke, and one firefighter of the 70 who came out
to put out the blaze was taken to the hospital due to heat exhaustion.
Initially, two migrants were arrested with starting the fire, but the
number was later changed to six. The arrested men come from Morocco,
Algeria, Syria, and Iraq.