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Germany: Police tighten security in Cologne after alleged NYE sexual assaults01:30

Germany: Police tighten security in Cologne after alleged NYE sexual assaults

Germany, Cologne
January 5, 2016 at 23:05 GMT -00:00 · Published

Police stopped and searched several young men near the central train station in the western German city of Cologne, Tuesday.

The operation comes in the wake of alleged mass sexual assaults against women in the same area during New Year's Eve celebrations, which have been blamed in some quarters on "foreigners".

The allegations are sure to heighten tensions around the question of migration and cultural integration, as Germany absorbs the nearly one million refugees and migrants - the majority fleeing conflict and oppression in the Middle East - that arrived in the country in the previous 12 months.

Germany: Police tighten security in Cologne after alleged NYE sexual assaults01:30
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Police stopped and searched several young men near the central train station in the western German city of Cologne, Tuesday.

The operation comes in the wake of alleged mass sexual assaults against women in the same area during New Year's Eve celebrations, which have been blamed in some quarters on "foreigners".

The allegations are sure to heighten tensions around the question of migration and cultural integration, as Germany absorbs the nearly one million refugees and migrants - the majority fleeing conflict and oppression in the Middle East - that arrived in the country in the previous 12 months.

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