Mass robberies and sexual assaults on women on New Year's Eve have stirred bitter debate far beyond Germany's borders. Police suspect organized gangs, including refugees, carried out the New Year's Eve assaults on women in Germany.
Germany rang in 2018 relatively peacefully amid heightened security and measures to protect women from sexual harassment. However, some clashes with police, firework deaths and harassment incidents were reported.
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.
The German interior minister has called for answers at an inquiry on the mass sexual assaults in Cologne. Thomas de Maiziere acknowledged more needed to be done to prevent such an incident from happening again.
The NetzDG law has been in force since the New Year and has already sparked multiple controversies. Opposition parties across the political spectrum including the Free Democrats, Greens and Left say its time for change.
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version