The attacks in Cologne on New Year’s Eve made headlines, but only a few suspects have been identified. Two North African men are being held on charges of theft and sexual assault. It’s believed they may have entered Germany under false identities.
German police chiefs plan extra New Year’s Eve safeguards, two years after women were molested in Cologne. But a police trade union leader said a mooted "women's safety area" in Berlin sent a "disastrous message."
A year since the Cologne sex assaults, a debate has broken out after the city's police allegedly "racially profiled" hundreds of North Africans. Authorities have also been criticized for referring to the men as "Nafris."
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Most men checked by Cologne police on New Year's Eve were - apparently - from the Middle East or South Asia. North Africans, whom police referred to as "Nafris," were previously believed to have been the majority.
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