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"It's social surroundings, not ethnic background," says Klaus Hurrelmann

The Professor of Public Health and Education analyses the underlying reasons for the violence on New Year’s Eve in Tagesspiegel.

After violent outbreaks and attacks against police and firefighters in many German cities over New Year’s Eve, politicians are demanding consequences. But what are the underlying reasons that so many relatively young people revolted that night? Klaus Hurrelman gives explanations in his interview with the Tagesspiegel.

Read the article here (in German): Jugendforscher über Silvesterkrawalle: „Junge Männer, die nichts zu verlieren haben und sich sozial isoliert fühlen“ (

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