Efforts in Cologne to prevent a repeat of last year’s horrifying sexual assaults have been criticised by Germany’s Green Party.
Officers set up checkpoints to stop and search young migrant men in the city after more than 100 women were groped, robbed and sexually assaulted by mobs of migrant men at 2015’s New Year’s Eve festivities.
It seems their efforts paid off, with thankfully no repeat of last year’s scenes, but Green Party politicians scolded these preventative measures as “completely unacceptable” and “sweeping prejudice”.
The comments come after Angela Merkel’s mad New Year message called for worried Germans to tackle the terrorist threat with “openness”. Thanks for that Angela.
For all that, her approval ratings are above 50 per cent and she is on course to win this year’s German elections. Her people are an unusually forgiving lot.