Germany: Munich guard proud of ‘good deed done in the name of all Afghans’ — Deutsche Welle de

DW speaks with the security guard and Afghan refugee who protected 200 people while a shooter was at large in Munich. He spoke of the fear that propelled him in that moment and his desire to give back to his new country.

Amir Najiarzadeh

Amir Najiarzadeh is a 20-year-old security guard at the Olympia Einkaufszentrum, the shopping center outside which a young man, believed to be a right-wing extremist, opened fire earlier this month.

Najiarzadeh sprang into action shortly after shots rang out, bringing around 200 people who ran into the mall to safety in its basement.

He is also a refugee, who fled Afghanistan and has lived in Germany for three and a half years.

Reports of his act have been proof of a positive message in a climate of intensified fear between refugees and others in German society, in a week that saw a couple of attacks by refugees in the country.

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