Police in the Austrian city of Innsbruck are trying to identify a group of foreign men believed to have sexually assaulted 18 women during New Year's Eve celebrations, a spokesman said on Wednesday.This is what mass Muslim migration has accomplished. It's a good bet that many of the attackers are refugees and that they won't and can't be deported. And then the media will bemoan anti-immigrant sentiment instead of dealing with the root cause of the problem.
The women have reported that unidentified assailants had groped and tried to kiss them that evening as they stood in or near a crowded central square for a concert and fireworks display. Most described a group of five or six men, the police spokesman said.
Witnesses in Innsbruck, a city in the Alps in western Austria, said the New Year's assailants were in their 20s or 30s and had dark complexions, but their nationality was not clear.
Roughly 25,000 people gathered in the area of the central Market Square for a concert and fireworks display, visibility was limited, he added.
"We have never seen anything in this form," he said. "I cannot remember (an attack) of this intensity, on this scale and with this modus operandi."
"They were dancing around the victims and then suddenly grabbed their breast or stuck their hands between their legs. That's what made it hard for others to notice what was going on -- it all happened amid festivities."The alarms need to be at the border. Once the enemy is inside the gates, it's already too late.
To avoid a similar incident, police in Vienna distributed 6,000 pocket alarms on New Year's Eve last week to help prevent attacks.