While the singer says “Especially late in the evening is often a rather explosive mixture of drunken men and some aggressive young people in the air”, omitted is any mention of the Third World migrants committing the assaults. Whether it was over 500 sexual assaults committed on New Year’s Eve 2015 or the more recent Halloween attacks, what Schönenborn has in common with her fellow Germans is not speaking frankly about the cause of the problem.
Honest, relentlessly open: After the incidents at Ebertplatz ( read more here ) singer and WDR presenter writes about a sense of insecurity that many women in Cologne know only too well: nightmares.
“Fear rooms. What a word in a city like Cologne. Colorful, tolerant, helpful – are not these really the synonyms our hometown is associated with all over the world?
For a long time I really did not want to accept this term for my Cologne. Especially as a woman. However, it is all the more difficult for me to admit that in the meantime: yes, there are nightmares in Cologne. The experiences around the Ebertplatz and on Halloween have only once again clarified: We must now do something against these conditions.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
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Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Germany (DE) is estimated to have a population of 82.2 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.1% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.4 million.
However, the rate has been much higher since 2015 when two million immigrants entered Germany (1.14 million net).