"The festival gives expression to our demand for a peaceful coexistence of all humans with their different cultures, languages and traditions."
- Proclamation of the festival's organizers.
The beautiful, rosy multicultural paradise Europe's leftists promised in the 1960s and '70s manifested itself brilliantly again recently at a Kurdish festival in Mannheim, a German city in the south-western state of Baden-Wurttemberg. Almost as soon as the festival began, German police were set upon by hundreds of young Kurds who were encouraged "with words and applause" by thousands of others. When the shocking, hours-long savagery ended, eighty policemen were injured, one seriously, while "more than a dozen vehicles were destroyed" before order could be restored.