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A journalist for Berlin newspaper Tagesspiegel said on Facebook he was tracked down and physically attacked on the street by right wing thugs in Berlin on Friday after writing a column about xenophobia.

According to his account on the social media site, Helmut Schümann was attacked from behind by unknown persons who asked him "are you Schümann for Tagesspiegel? you left-wing pig", before knocking him to the ground.

In a later post Schümann tells his attackers that they will not silence him, saying he will continue to "shout about them and write about them."


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