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Sex Attacks Shake Up Merkel's View of Refugee Inflow to Europe

© AP Photo / Markus SchreiberGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech about the European Summit at the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech about the European Summit at the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. - Sputnik International
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Europe 'vulnerable' due to massive refugee influx and public anger following sexual assaults in Cologne carried out by migrants.

A man holds up a sign reading No violence against women as he takes part in a demonstration in front of the cathedral in Cologne, western Germany, on January 9, 2015 where sexual assaults in a crowd of migrants took place on New Year's Eve - Sputnik International
Sputnik Survey: 3 in 4 Germans Blame Federal Gov't for Cologne Assaults
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe was vulnerable amid a massive refugee influx following public anger over the New Year’s Eve sexual assaults carried out by migrants in Germany’s Cologne.

According to media reports, groups of unknown gunmen attacked and injured several migrants in the center of Cologne on Sunday, following news of the New Year’s Eve attacks on women.

"All of a sudden we are facing the challenge that refugees are coming to Europe and we are vulnerable, as we see, because we do not yet have the order, the control that we would like to have," Merkel said late on Monday, as quoted by The Telegraph newspaper.

Supporters of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) hold umbrellas in front of a giant portrait of German Chancellor Angela Merkel during an election campaign event in front of the party's headquarter in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. - Sputnik International
Merkel's Tough Stand on Migrants as Cologne Sex Attacks Near 400
On New Year's Eve, hundreds of women in several German cities, including Cologne and Hamburg, were robbed, threatened and sexually assaulted by small groups of aggressive men, allegedly of Arab and North African appearance.

Germany’s Interior Minister of North-Rhine Westphalia Ralf Jaeger said on Monday that the attackers were "almost exclusively" carried out by immigrant males. Ten of the 19 suspects already identified by local police are registered in the country as asylum seekers.

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