Left- and right-leaning groups took to the streets in Cologne to protest the New-Year's-Eve assaults on women. But police ended the demonstrations after bottles and firecrackers were repeatedly lobbed at them from the ranks of the Pegida followers.
There has been a sharp rise in the number of sexual assaults reported in Bavaria this year and many of the accused offenders are foreigners. But are the numbers plausible? Experts say no.
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Cologne police have increased security measures for New Year's celebrations after last year's sexual assaults. Authorities have also taken additional precautions in the wake of last week's terror attack in Berlin.
A report obtained by German media has slammed authorities for mistakes leading to the mass sexual assaults at the city's train station. Police public relations in the aftermath were self-serving, the report also said.
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