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    Citizens of the western German city of Cologne protested against violence toward women during the New Year celebrations, local media reported Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On the New Year's Eve, some 90 women in Cologne were robbed, threatened and sexually assaulted by small groups of aggressive men after police officers scattered the crowd of some 1,000 men allegedly of Arab and North African origin. Local police do not rule out more appeals from women.

    Some 250 men and women came to the rally in front of Cologne's cathedral, protesting against violations of law, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper reported, citing police sources, on Tuesday.

    ​​The newspaper said that people organized the rally via social media and called for proper investigation as well as for better protection of women.

    Investigation into the reported incidents is underway, according to German police.

    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1819)


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