Monday, January 2, 2017
Numerous Attacks on New Years in Hamburg
Junge Freiheit] HAMBURG. Despite a large police presence, Hamburg has again suffered several sexual assaults during the New Year's Night. By Monday afternoon, the police had charged 14 wuth crimes for these offenses. Ten suspects had been identified. According to Bild-Zeitung, there were "three Syrians, three Iraqis, two Afghans, an Eritrean and a German-Russian".
The remaining perpetrators are not described as being from southern countries, Arabs or North Africans. The main locations were the Grosse Freiheit the Jungfernstieg. As on New Year's Eve 2015, women were sought out by groups and groped.
Many suspects were described as North Africans
At the beginning of the winter, there were a number of incidents, which according to police, "involved people with an immigration background, who were dealt with on the spot by police officers."
Police in other cities also reported several sexual assaults, harassment and insults from the New Year's night. For example, in Freiburg, Trier, Wiesbaden, Flensburg, Glücksburg, Hanover, Berlin, Mönchengladbach, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt am Main. In many cases, the perpetrators or suspects are described as North Africans or South-Americans. (Krk)