A man who threw snowballs at the U.S. Embassy and shouted slogans against U.S. President Donald Trump was detained twice in Berlin. The incident is reported by the Associated Press, citing the police.
The opponent of the outgoing president was a 26-year-old citizen of Afghanistan. The first time he appeared outside the U.S. embassy around 3 p.m. When security officers asked him to leave the vicinity of the diplomatic mission, he started throwing snowballs at them, too. Then law enforcers detained the man and handcuffed him, but he hit his head on the police car and briefly lost consciousness. Ambulance doctors took him to the hospital, where he was released after receiving first aid. Tests showed mild alcohol intoxication.
Around 10:30 p.m. the man returned to the U.S. embassy. He threw two half-full beverage cans at police officers but missed. During the arrest the man again hit his head on the police car – he has not hurt himself but damaged the car. New tests showed that the detainee’s blood alcohol content was twice as high as the first time.
On January 20, Trump’s term ends. He does not intend to attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.