Police in Cologne say they’ve detained hundreds of men “seemingly of African descent” as part of operations to prevent a repeat of the attacks seen in the German city a year ago. Cologne police say the men were detained at two main train stations so that officers could question them and check their identities.
By early Sunday police had received reports of two women being sexually assaulted in Cologne.
The leftists who crave the violence and treachery, whined about “racial profiling” but the fact is – Islam is not a race and it worked. Sex attacks were prevented.
“I reject this negative criticism,” Police Chief Juergen Mathies told reporters. “The clear aim was to prevent similar events to previous year.”
Hundreds of people were robbed and sexually assaulted during New Year’s celebrations in Cologne last year. The crimes were blamed largely on men of North African origin who had taken advantage of chaotic and crowded scenes around the city’s cathedral.
Mathies said he had instructed officers to intervene sooner this year. Of the 650 people detained for identity checks, almost all were from North African countries, he said.
Yes, because those were the perps.
Cologne police round up hundreds of men ‘of seemingly African descent’ in attempt to prevent repeat of last year’s mass sexual assault as TWO women are attacked
- Around 1,500 police officers were deployed in Cologne on New Year’s Eve
- It comes after 600 women celebrating in the city last year were assaulted
- The number of officers on duty last night was ten times 2015’s number
By Allan Hall and Abe Hawken and Matt Hunter For Mailonline, 1 January 2017
Police in Cologne have detained hundreds of men ‘seemingly of African descent’ as part of operations to prevent a repeat of attacks in the German city a year ago.
Force chiefs said the men were detained at two main railway stations so officers could question them and check their identities.
Authorities deployed more than 1,500 officers across Cologne for new year celebrations in response to criticism that they failed to stop hundreds of robberies and sexual assaults last year, blamed largely on men of North African origin.
Some revellers this year complained on Twitter that police appeared to be detaining people based on their appearance.
By early Sunday police had received reports of two women being sexually assaulted in the city. One man was arrested and three remain on the run.
The number of police on duty last night, backed by up by hundreds of volunteers and public order officials, was ten times the number last year.
Fireworks were banned in and around the station and the cathedral outside, security zones checked the bags of revellers who came to watch a light show by a Berlin artist and anyone drunk or threatening was turned away.
There were locals who said the light-hearted spirit of New Year’s Eve had evaporated due to the overwhelming security presence, but in the wake of the events of 2015 – and the truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on December 19 – most were grateful for the police operation.German police officers gather near the Hauptbahnhof before New Year celebrations for 2017 in Cologne, Germany