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    Berlin "safe zone" for women

    Organisers of New Year’s Eve celebrations in Berlin are setting up a “safe zone” for women who are being harassed or threatened.

    The new security measures are being introduced at the Brandenburg Gate party.

    The news comes after hundreds of women reported being sexually harassed and assaulted at New Year’s Eve celebrations in Cologne two years ago.

    More than 1,000 criminal complaints were filed by women, many of them alleging sexual assault and robbery, after women were targeted around the city’s main station in the early hours of New Year’s Day in 2016.

    Women reported being attacked by men from migrant backgrounds.

    Other security measures are to be introduced for this year’s celebrations in Berlin, including a ban on alcoholic drinks and large bags such as rucksacks.

    The police have asked women to come forward to the “contact point/protection zone” if they are being harassed or if someone is too close or touching them.

    The zone will be monitored by the German Red Cross.

    “Make yourself known in any such case, speak to other revellers and ask for help,” a statement read.

    “You can turn here if you feel harassed.”

    While some have praised the organisers for taking action against sexual violence, others say establishing a safe zone does not tackle the real problem and does not address perpetrators of sexual violence.

    And others argue the zone is discriminatory.
    Berlin to provide 'safe zone' for women during New Year's Eve celebrations | The Independent

    Also: New Year's Eve party in Berlin to have 'safe zone' for women

    Interesting. Not something I've seen here in Canada, in Vancouver or Toronto...
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    It was pretty horrific in Cologne a few years ago so I guess this isnt surprising. Many cited that as a reason for the rise of the AfD, the far right party. Also there will likely be another election coming up if Merkel cant form a working coalition. Any problems will make that impossible.
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    wow.... they need a safe zone now.


    i say oust the invaders to make the whole country a safe zone again

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    Quote Originally Posted by syrenn View Post
    wow.... they need a safe zone now.


    i say oust the invaders to make the whole country a safe zone again
    Are European leaders smart enough to realize they let their nation and people down?

    Barbara Specter types must be thrilled over their success in wiping out Europe.
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    Cultural differences do need to be addressed. That means, some kind of education centers or something should be set up for newcomers. Teach them local customs and ways, and how they need to adapt to that. People who come from societies decades or, in some ways, even centuries behind the West in terms of social development, they need help to adjust. Just as I had lots and lots of help to acclimatize me to Canada...
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    And Germany criticizes us when they can't even protect their own women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Cultural differences do need to be addressed. That means, some kind of education centers or something should be set up for newcomers. Teach them local customs and ways, and how they need to adapt to that. People who come from societies decades or, in some ways, even centuries behind the West in terms of social development, they need help to adjust. Just as I had lots and lots of help to acclimatize me to Canada...
    i would say that education would have to happen before they were let into a civilized society. Once they can demonstrate civilized behavior they can be considered to be let in.

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    You have to think seeing a woman without a head covering and not covered head to toe in clothes makes them sluts in these men’s eyes. My greatest Grievance with middle eastern cultures is this very perception.

    I’d Personally Arm every woman with a stun gun and authorize all women to use it on anyone that touched them inappropriate. The setting would be on high so the men would get zapped within an inch of their life. That should cut down cases of sexual assault among this group without the need for extensive re-education.
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    a female only zone is part of the aim of the invaders. Its more along the lines of what they are used to at home..... woman segregated and apart from life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    And Germany criticizes us when they can't even protect their own women.
    Ironic thing to say while Trump, the sexual abuser, is in office. Let alone that the republicans just ran a pedophile for the U.S. Senate.

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