At least 16 sexual assaults were reported in a popular square during New Years Celebrations in Innsbruck and various other cities in Austria. A group of about 5 or 6 men under the age of 30, all having dark hair and beards attempted to grope and kiss 11 women in Innsbruck.
The popular alpine tourist destination for great architecture and skiing, now has seen a similar fate to what Hamburg Germany experienced the year before.
A police spokesman told Reuters, "It has definitely been proven that they are foreign," adding witnesses reported they spoke English or poor German. "We are investigating. We have videos of poor quality but we are trying to make the best of them."
The women all said that they were assaulted by a group of dark-haired men who appeared to be under the age of 30, and that most of them had beards. Most of the assaults happened between 11.30pm and 1.30am in Marktplatz, when the noise and excitement was at a peak.
A further four women have reported that they were sexually assaulted during New Year’s Eve celebrations in the city of Salzburg. A 31-year-old German woman told police that she was harassed by an 18-year-old asylum seeker who appeared to be very drunk and repeatedly tried to kiss her, before grabbing her between the legs.
In the southern Austrian city of Graz, a 26-year-old woman told police that she was sexually harassed and assaulted by two men in the city center early on New Year’s Day. She said that they grabbed her buttocks and crotch but that she managed to run away and called the police. She said that both men appeared to be foreigners and were under the age of 35.
As more and more refugees continue to stream in from various North African countries, many Europeans are beginning to turn from their once liberal view of immigration, in favor of protecting their culture and lifestyle.
Will European and Canadian leaders continue to let in mass amounts of North African refugees? Time will tell.
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