“Is it possible that this happened in Zagreb?! I’m shocked and sad,” Rimac said in a post.
He said he spoke to the victims and that they said they had seen a group of young men shouting “Go back to where you came from. What the f’uck are you doing in Croatia” as well as swearing.
“Our employees tried to avoid a conflict, they crossed the street and hurried, but the attackers caught up with them and started a physical showdown,” wrote Rimac.
He said the group attacked five or six Rimac Automobili employees near the Croatian National Theatre, adding that one person had their nose broken and that another had a milder concussion.
Rimac said one of the things his company always underlined to the candidates they attracted from all over the world was that Croatia was a safe country where foreigners were not looked upon as second-rank citizens.
“This is a single incident by a group of uneducated idiots who, I hope, won’t change the perception of the foreigners who came to build their lives in Croatia. I hope the police will do their job promptly and efficiently and that we will all realise how much the foreigners who come to live here contribute to the development of society and the economy,” wrote Rimac.
Zagreb police told Hina they were notified about a physical clash between a number of persons around half past midnight. They could not confirm they were employees of a company because they did not have that information nor say how many persons were involved in the clash. A criminal investigation is under way.
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