According to the bar owner Karin Siebrecht-Janisch, migrants bothered not only her female visitors, but also harassed her staff.
There are about 14 thousand inhabitants currently living in Bad Ischl, with 120 refugees also residing in the area. In general, local residents have nothing against refugees but complicated situations like in Charly's started to raise security concerns among the local population.
According to a member of the City Council of Social Affairs and Integration, Ines Schiller, many young refugees are unhappy over the long processing procedures of asylum applications.
"Generally, people of their age are working or studying full-time, but here they are unable to do that," Schiller told Sputnik. "Processing terms can be different. We have had cases where they got appointment after three weeks. But, there have also been cases when they waited up to a year until the processing started."
The mayor of Bad Ischl, Hannes Heide, is informed about the negative sentiment and security concerns prevailing in the town, but calls on the residents to avoid dramatizing the situation.
"Of course, residents are discussing the problems caused by the influx of refugees. There are fears and concerns. And certain sentiments fall on a fertile ground," the official said.