A gang of men of “Turkish descent” sexually assaulted two young women at a Berlin street fair celebrating multiculturalism in the city.
The latest in the epidemic of public sex assaults in Germany has happened at a street fair held in honour of how diverse and multicultural the German capital has become.
Two young women, aged 17 and 18, were groped and harassed by a gang of ten men of various ages, according to police in Berlin. The young women were dancing on a stage Sunday afternoon when they were approached by the gang, The Local reports.
The men were identified as being of Turkish background, according to a post by Berlin police on Twitter. They are said to have used similar methods to those used by the migrants who committed the sex attacks in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. The attackers surrounded the young women and assaulted them, and as they tried to escape the men stole a mobile phone from one of the victims.
According to reports at least one witness began filming the event when they noticed the men acting in a strange manner toward the women. The witness said the women appeared frightened and noted that the men became aggressive once they realised that they were being filmed. Luckily, police intervened before the incident escalated further and are said to have arrested three of the perpetrators who were aged 14 to 17.
The men were immediately released from police custody following questioning. Such protocols have been deeply criticised in neighbouring Austria where the government is considering detention for lighter offences after a woman was brutally murdered on a Vienna street by a migrant who had committed multiple offences but had been released by police following each separate offence.
The tactic of mass sexual assault is known in the Arab world as “taharrush”, and since the Cologne New Year’s Eve attacks many major public events have seen repeats of assaults on a smaller scale.
The carnival in Cologne earlier this year saw 22 cases of sexual assault – more than double the previous year. As the Breitbart Migrant Crisis Live Wire reports, almost every week sees fresh cases of sexual assault in public, and in migrant residences.