Three women were first asked for cigarettes by two men in the town of Lübben on the night of Wednesday and were then sexually harassed. According to the police, the 28, 31 and 34 year old women were cycling around the River Spree lagoon shortly after midnight when they were approached. Suddenly one of the men - a 19-year-old asylum seeker from Afghanistan - grabbed the 31-year-old's head and forced a kiss on her. As the police further informed, the 28-year-old intervened, but was immediately attacked, strangled and pulled away by the other man from behind. He was a 25-year-old Afghan asylum seeker. According to the police, the woman could only fend off the attack with one kick. Police officers who had been alerted could shortly thereafter have caught both suspects.The 19-year-old had tried to escape, but was caught. The 25-year-old, however, attacked a police officer. He had injured himself in the defense against the attack and subsequently received medical care. The police found that the two men were under the influence of alcohol and drugs. They were taken into custody to prevent further crimes. The criminal police are now investigating sexual assault and resistance against law enforcement officers.
The last sentence of the story is something to be savoured:
The mayor of Lübben and the migration commissioners of the district are assuming an individual case and condemning the incident.