Last year, the riots by young people in the Düsseldorf public swimming pool Rheinbad made quite a stir throughout Germany. On each of three days the pool had to be evacuated by the police. Now, after a two-day trial, a young man (17 years old) was convicted of threatening behaviour.According to a ruling by the Düsseldorf District Court, the North African Amaru C. must take part in a literary project entitled “Crisis situations – how do I deal with them? He is then to write an essay on this topic with special attention to a victim!The trial against him took place behind closed doors. The reason for the lenient sentence is said to be that Amaru C. has no criminal record and also attends school regularly.In the juvenile law regulations, the focus is on the educational aspect.
A second trial against a rioter (27 years old) resulted in an order of summary punishment for insulting for a sum amounting to 600 euros. He had insulted a policewoman as a “dirty piece of shit”.
During the incidents in the Rheinbad in summer 2019, up to 400 people had attacked employees and other visitors, thrown chairs into the water and rioted.