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Another riot in Germany, at least two incidents of sexual assault


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John Sexton

July 17 2017


A mob of nearly 1,000 people threw bottles at police at a street fair near Stuttgart, Germany last weekend. Two women were sexually assaulted during the incident. From Deutsche Welle:



Guests and police were attacked with bottles thrown from a crowd of some 1,000 young people during the night to Sunday, police said. They said groups of 30 to 60 rioters then left the castle park where the festival was taking place and continued to make trouble in the center of the town.

A police spokesman said on Monday that the violence against officers was “horrifying,” adding that the aggression had taken on a new quality. He said the excessive consumption of alcohol had played a large role in the violence…

Two young women, one aged 25 and the other 17, were also sexually harrassed at the festival, according to police. A 20-year-old Iraqi man was being questioned in connection with the first case, while three Afghan asylum seekers aged from 18 to 20 were detained over the second.


It’s worth noting that Der Spiegel reports there were actually four incidents of sexual harassment, so maybe the number of attacks is higher. The sexual assaults, allegedly by asylum seekrs, are drawing comparisons to the infamous flurry of sexual assaults that took place on New Year’s Eve in Cologne back in 2015. There were reportedly 1,200 assaults that night, including hundreds in Hamburg, the site of the G20 riots. A significant number of those assaults were carried out by foreign nationals.



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