Kebab Riots in Poland
Posted on January 1, 2017
Last night, in the Polish town of Ełk, a young Pole made the mistake of throwing a firecracker in the vicinity of a culture-enriching restaurant known as “Prince Kebab”. The proprietors of the restaurant emerged from the premises, kebab knives in hand, and proceeded to stab the Polish malefactor to death.
Poland is not (yet) in thrall to the Great God of Multiculturalism to the extent that Germany and other Western European countries are, so local citizens gathered outside the restaurant in an angry crowd today. In the following videos you can see a memorial of lit candles in front of Prince Kebab — I didn’t notice any teddy bears or flowers — but you’ll also see some of the protesters break the windows and do other damage to the restaurant.
If such a crowd had assembled and acted out in Germany, the Netherlands, Britain, or Sweden, the police would have been on them in a flash. Within two minutes the Boys in Blue would have been among them, nightsticks a-swingin’. In short order the holding cells at the local police station would have been full of bruised and morose Poles.
But that didn’t happen in Ełk until several hours later. The following news report aired this evening on Polish TV. Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
The second and third videos require no subtitling. In each of them — recorded during daylight hours today — you can watch the same events from a different angle, as the plate glass windows are shattered while the crowd cheers:
And in the final video you can see cops and a police car with flashing lights down the street, just waiting to see how events unfold:
Below is an article from Gazeta.pl (also translated by Ava Lon) about the murder at Prince Kebab, and today’s reaction by angry Polish citizens:
Riots in Ełk after the death of 21-year-old in front of a kebab shop. There have been arrests. The mayor of the city calls for calm.
January 1, 2017
21-year-old Daniel died on the New Year’s Eve, in a fight in front of Prince Kebab shop in Ełk. Police detained four men, including foreigners [That’s an MSM lie: they all are foreign — translator]. The protests, which degenerated into clashes with police, continue at the premises. The kebab shop was destroyed; the glass door was broken.
On Saturday night between 10 and 11 pm there was a brawl in front of a fast food in Ełk. A 21-year-old was killed — on his body two stab wounds were found, probably from a knife.
According to the police, both foreigners and Poles were involved in the brawls. Four men were arrested, among them foreigners. Due to the ongoing investigation, police didn’t disclose their nationality. It is known that they were sober.
What is known about the circumstances of the death of 21-year-old?
TVP [Polish state television] reported that the 21-year-old Daniel, according to unofficial information, had allegedly thrown a firecracker towards Prince Kebab restaurant. Then four men ran out the restaurant towards him — two Algerians, a Tunisian and Moroccan. The 21-year-old was stabbed twice with a knife, which proved fatal.
Riots in Ełk
After 2pm on Sunday a crowd gathered in from of the restaurant, approximately 200-300 people. People chanted hateful slogans against foreigners (including: “F**k the chapatis!” [which is a racial slur, derived from the name of an Indian bread, but sounding like Polish word ciapa, meaning an idiot, or someone clumsy or embarrassing]) while throwing stones and firecrackers. TVP reported live that the property was destroyed, and that stones, bricks and paving stones were thrown at the shop.
According to the reporter, at the beginning the police didn’t want to intervene so as not to exacerbate the conflict. Only later they did they decide to react, and pushed the inhabitants away from the restaurant.
Riot police from neighboring Olsztyn were brought to town. Police partially blocked the traffic on the street where the crowd was gathered.
During the evening clashes with the police, military police were also deployed, among other measures
During the afternoon and evening in Ełk the situation remained uneasy. Protesters directed their aggression towards police officers. Police detained a dozen people in connection with the riot. Spokesperson Warmia-Mazury command Rafał Jackowski explained that there will be investigation concerning their participation in the gathering. “They might be charged with property damage or disruption of public order,” she pointed out.
“Before 9pm there were still more than a hundred people on the premises,” our local police spokesperson Sgt. Agata Kulikowska de Nałęcz said in an interview. “The most aggressive people are being arrested by our officers”.
“We are supported by other departments, including the Municipal Police, Fire Brigade and Military Police,” added the spokesperson.
The autopsy of the 21-year-old will be performed on Monday
“There has been a great tragedy. I would like to appeal to residents and ask for calm and respect for the tragedy that the family of 21-year-old Daniel is experiencing . I offered psychological help to this family,” said the mayor of Ełk, Tomasz Andrukiewicz.
Ełk City Councillor Michał Tyszkiewicz said that Prince Kebab was managed by citizens of Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, and these are the people who have been detained by the police after the death of 21-year-old Daniel. The owner of the restaurant, according to Tyszkiewicz, is an Ełk entrepreneur. According to the councilor, the Tunisian, the Moroccan and the Algerians also run another restaurant in Ełk, which was also destroyed by rioters.
On Monday an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death of the 21-year-old.
Transcript of video #1:
|00:08||A dozen people were arrested and there were police cordons composed of|
|00:12||Ełk officers supported by Olsztyn county police and|
|00:16||military police in Ełk, where there are riots caused by a tragic event|
|00:20||that occurred on New Year’s Eve. The 21-year-old Ełk inhabitant was killed|
|00:24||in the vicinity of a restaurant on Armia Krajowa Street. This is currently the most|
|00:28||dangerous place. Armia Krajowa Street is closed between Chopin Street and Wawelska Street.|
|00:32||Police are trying to calm the angry mob, after arresting a dozen|
|00:36||of the most aggressive people. According to Agata Kulikowska,|
|00:40||an Ełk police officer, some people will be held liable.|
|00:44||The restaurant where the New Year’s Eve tragedy occurred wasn’t the only one ransacked, but also|
|00:48||another one of this type in town. Police are mainly securing the premises where yesterday’s|
|00:52||incident occurred. Molotov cocktails flew towards the police officers. It’s really a dangerous|
|00:56||place. The police are pleading [with the public] to not go there. —About|
|01:00||noon people started gathering. With time the crowd|
|01:04||Grew, and the police officers|
|01:08||are protecting them. A dozen people were arrested,|
|01:12||but this number keeps changing all the time because the|
|01:16||most aggressive people are being arrested, isolated|
|01:20||and detained at the police station. There are police officers from Ełk, but also|
|01:24||from the Olsztyn riot unit, and|
|01:28||from other departments. We also got support from|
|01:32||military police and firefighters.|
|01:37||The premises are closed|
|01:41||and secured so the incidents won’t threaten the inhabitants and the vehicles.|
|01:45||There were incidents of breaking bottles|
|01:49||and firecrackers thrown in the crowd, so, sure, this place|
|01:53||isn’t safe, especially for young children; we are pleading|
|01:57||with the inhabitants to avoid the area in order|
|02:01||not to put themselves in danger. The crowd of people with whom the journalist|
|02:05||from Radio5 talked say that they came here to the place of the New Year’s Eve tragedy|
|02:09||to express their anger. —We used to live in Sweden, in Stockholm.|
|02:13||And recently there was a bomb in my son’s school.|
|02:17||And next to our house was a newly opened school for the refugees,|
|02:21||and the youngest [student] was 30 years old. So this is the first sign;|
|02:25||and we need to react harshly, so this|
|02:29||won’t happen like it is in a civilized country such as Sweden.|
|02:33||There are people making money by leasing a property [to the restaurant]|
|02:37||and they should be… Lovely, that we didn’t accept those|
|02:41||7000 refugees, but we absolutely need to block those migrations!|
|02:45||Why are you here? —To support all those people|
|02:49||who are here. Of course. I’m not here to throw stones,|
|02:53||but I am against violence of this type [that happened to the victim], and|
|02:57||I would be happy if there weren’t a single Arab in our country.|
|03:01||I am against foreigners ruling in our country, in our beautiful|
|03:05||town, and that they would do such things!|
|03:10||We don’t need them here! They have their own countries, they should rule in their home countries|
|03:14||Now what? Can you blame these people here?|
|03:18||They are rioting, because they are protesting, because a young man was murdered!|
|03:22||And he was probably innocent, right?|
|03:26||We don’t need people like that, and…|
|03:30||they shouldn’t be let in, those Turks!|
|03:34||They shouldn’t have right to be here; those Muslims, sorry; they shouldn’t be in our country!|
|03:42||And especially in our beautiful town Ełk, right?|
|03:46||Now all Poland will find out that people are, I don’t know, being murdered in Ełk!|
|03:50||According to Agata Kulikowska, the spokesperson for the police|
|03:54||in Ełk, after the tragic murder of the 21-year-old, four people have been arrested.|
|03:58||Among them are foreigners and Polish citizens.|
|04:02||An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow, and will reveal the cause of death of this 21-year-old man.|
|04:06||Four people are being detained. We are investigating|
|04:10||the role of every person in the events.|
|04:14||They will be interrogated. In this incident,|
|04:18||Polish people and foreigners took part,|
|04:22||but for the sake of the investigation we are not disclosing the citizenship of the|
|04:26||detained people. According to Kulikowska, police officers will be deployed|
|04:30||until the situation calms down. —Police officers are present all the time|
|04:34||on the premises of the incident. We’re being supported by officers from other departments.|
|04:38||We’ll be reacting according to the situation.|