Women assaulted with old and new Berlin

World January 1, 2018 05:27

berlin - In Berlin, several women were victims of sexual abuse at festivities around the Brandenburg Gate. According to the police, these were isolated incidents. Seven people have been arrested for ten cases of sexual abuse. In Cologne, nine women reported because of sexual assault.

In the German capital was the largest New Year's festival in the country. Several hundred thousand people came away. At the Brandenburger Tor a safety zone was specially equipped, where women could go if they felt unsafe or were harassed. The safe zone was staffed by employees of the Red Cross.

The measure was a reaction to the hundreds of assaults at the turn of the year two years ago in Cologne. According to the police, nine women were approached undesirable this year. Three suspects have been identified. A number of fights also took place. According to a spokesman in Cologne 'a lot of people' were on their feet, but the number of incidents was comparable to a normal evening.

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