Talk:Rostock-Lichtenhagen riots

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Google: Barbecue In Rostock[edit]

However bad this sounds, there is some far-right song called "Barbecue in Rostock" about these events. When you type this phrase into Google this Wikipedia entry comes out as the first page. So people want to know what this song is about. Probably not only skinheads, but also normal users who heard the dreaded song. But here there is no cultural impact section and the title doesn't give this article. I think this is wrong. I mean Google doesn't promote far rate ideas, but they let people learn about these dreadful events. Wikipedia should also redirect. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:32, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Very little[edit]

There is very little German influence in the article now. Any further eliminating German influence would involve completely re-writing the article, to no purpose. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:48, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

To no purpose? This is an important event. It's an example of Nazism in recent times and in the very country that brought Nazism to the world. Not quite a decade later, we have a major conflict between religions and cultures that has been stoked and exacerbated for nearly as long as the period of time between this event and that famous one in 2001. That the world is still dealing with this kind of hatred makes this article worth fixing. Marrante (talk) 20:13, 19 February 2010 (UTC)


The police were reluctant to take action that might be reminiscent of the recently cast off communist state. You cannot drop such a statement without stating, that this is what the the local police "claimed". If they claimed that this is the reason to not protect foreign residents from a neo nazi mob attack, then please make that clear. You (who ever wrote that passage) are stating it like a fact.-- (talk) 17:57, 17 May 2010 (UTC)


The article mentions "3000 men", but I think some female rioters were involved. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:34, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

In English, "men" can be used as a gender-neutral descriptor. DS (talk) 16:28, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
No. It can NOT be used. Gender neutral is 'people'. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:59, 18 September 2015 (UTC)

New laws[edit]

The riot was followed by attempts to stop immigration in every country in Europe. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:47, 15 April 2010 (UTC)


Under "Timeline", in the statistics, "officers" and "officers" are treated as distinct. This applies to "police officers". —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:09, 1 June 2010 (UTC) The phrases seem to mean "police officers present" and the number of officers injured. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:08, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Quality of English[edit]

There is a lot of Germanised English here. Even the title is dubious, because (a) "of" is not very natural here and (b) English-speaking countries do not have the convention of hyphenating a subsidiary district on to the name of the town or city. I think the article should be entitled "Rostock riots of 1992" (the name of the precise district of the city is not of primary importance important, at least not in the title of the article). I am making a few linguistic changes in the article itself, without changing the meaning. APW (talk) 09:56, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

Too much about the police[edit]

Although this article is said to be based on the German Wikipedia article, the latter is not nearly so focused on the police. This version gives us minute detail of every police movement - which seems hardly the point. I have not tried to change this, however. One thing I have done is replace 'foreigners' with 'migrants'. In English, the word foreigners is not normally used in contexts like this. APW (talk) 10:40, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

Wrong source[edit]

Source no 7. is unsubstantiated. " Most police departments in Germany had not faced riots and there had not been any riots in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern previously. It was left to the larger cities to have units trained in large-scale riot control. Only the police departments of Hamburg and Berlin had faced large-scale riots before, notably the squatter riots in the Hamburg districts of Flora and Hafenstraße."

All Landespolizeien saw large-scale riots before. They are regularly sent to other German federal states to accompany demonstrations and riots. Be it the annual first may in Berlin, Wackersdorf Riot, Gorleben/Brokdorf etc.

see e.g.