After what happened last year, it seems the only way that German women were willing to go out in significant numbers on New Year’s Eve 2016 was when there was a massive police presence to protect them from the Groping Jihad.
The following article from FOCUS online is the first in a series of translations by Egri Nök that discuss the political and cultural ramifications of the New Year’s celebrations all over Germany last weekend:
January 3, 2017
Experiences from Silvester Night
Fears are great: Many women do not want to celebrate on German squares anymore
The mass assaults of Silvester Night 2015 and a few similar instances at other huge events have severe effects: Women, it seems, do not want to celebrate anymore in German squares.
The Bild newspaper reports this, invoking the observations of police headquarters in several major German cities:
- In Stuttgart, markedly fewer women came to celebrate on Schloss [Castle] square
- In Hannover, in the city center and the area of the train station, were predominantly young men with migration background
- In Frankfurt, too, markedly fewer women visited large events
- In Munich, fewer people altogether, but mainly fewer women, were on the streets
Does not apply to Germany as a whole
The newspaper quoted a study by Allensbach [a polling institute], where 56 of the women interviewed did not feel safe in public spaces anymore. The psychologist Anke Precht warned in a discussion with Bild newspaper, that “women’s freedom to move in the evening and at night” was much more restricted “than we think.”
A phone call to the Cologne Police showed, however, that this impression does not apply to Germany as a whole: a speaker told FOCUS Online that in the area of the Cathedral, there were many women and families on the street. This area had been the stage for mass molestations in 2015. In 2016, the police arranged for security using a huge setup, by screening potential offenders early. The fenced-in party at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin was attended by many women, too.