The German greens party has accused the police of Cologne at the racism in law enforcement during new year’s festivities. On Monday, January 2, reports Rheinische Post.
The leader of the “green” Simone Peter criticized the police for what they are deliberately tested migrants. “The question is how legitimate was to check and restrict the movement of a thousand people only on the basis of their appearance”, — quotes the edition of its word.
The police of Cologne, reject these accusations.
On the night of January 1, the guards stopped to verify the identity of nearly 1.7 thousand people — mostly those who are similar to immigrants from North African countries. About 900 of them were ordered to leave the city center, which hosted the festive event, 92 people were detained.
In the previous new year’s eve in Cologne men of African and of Arab appearance, divided into small groups, made attacks on women near the Cathedral and Central station. According to eyewitnesses, the attackers were thrown into the crowd firecrackers, and then were taken from women’s purses and phones, as well as molested them. Similar cases have occurred in other German and some European cities over the past year.