Report: Migrants burned down German refugee center after it ran out of gummy bears and Nutella

by WorldTribune Staff, November 23, 2016

A group of angry migrants set fire to a refugee center in Germany because the center failed to provide them with their favorite treats.

A large fire ripped through the facility, home to 280 refugees. /AFP/Getty Images
A large fire ripped through the facility, home to 280 refugees. /AFP/Getty Images

Protesters shouted: “There isn’t enough Nutella, gummy bears and chocolate” before burning down the refugee center in Dusseldorf, German newspaper Das Bild reported.

The large fire completely leveled the center, which had been housing 280 refugees. Emergency crews treated 25 people for smoke poisoning.

The blaze caused about $10 million in damage, local officials said.

The fire is believed to have started when a mattress was sprayed with lighter fluid then torched.

Two men have been charged in the incident, an Algerian who is accused of aggravated arson and dangerous bodily harm and a Moroccan who allegedly called on others to start fires and acted as an accomplice.

Since the start of the year, police had been called 89 times to the Dusseldorf center.

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