December 27, 2014
The attack appears to have been solely motivated by racial hatred.
Nanna and her boyfriend Mads was beaten with iron chains by Somali youths, on the way home on Christmas Eve.
For Nanna and her boyfriend Mads, Christmas Eve 2014 will not be quickly forgotten.
The couple from Vesterbro in Copenhagen was knocked down at midnight, when they were on their way home from Christmas Eve with Mads’ family.
The couple was walking along the street near Enghave Plads when a young guy came cycling. He was only 16-17 years, but seemed very confrontational.
– ‘What are you looking at? Do you have a problem ‘, he told us several times and got off his bike, Nanna says to Ekstra Bladet.
At one point Mads replied and said to the young guy ‘What – what do you want’? and it seem to set set the teenager off.
According Nanna he jumped on Mads with a bottle which he struck him in the head with.
Suddenly several came up from a basement with iron chains, the kind used to lock scooters and motorcycles. They jumped on Mads. He defended himself, while punches and kicks rained down on him, and soon he fell to the ground.
– He shouted at me that I should run, but I was afraid that they would kill him. So I intervened, says Nanna.
She was knocked to the ground and was beaten with chains in her face. Only then the group of young people disappeared.
– People appeared in the windows, and someone came down on the street to help us. Blood streamed from my face, says Nanna.