Demonstrations against Germany’s open door policy turned violent in Cologne on saturday. Police say about 1,300 people attended the rival left-wing protest.
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They took to the streets after it emerged that perpetrators of the New Year’ s eve sexual attack on revelers were asylum seekers.
The events on New Year's Eve led to a lot of emotion,...We had feared that emotions would boil over
“The events on New Year’s Eve led to a lot of emotion,” said a police spokesman. “We had feared that emotions would boil over.”
Two people were injured in the clash, and police detained a number of demonstrators, a Reuters witness said.
Germany, which took in 1.1 million migrants and refugees in 2015 under its asylum laws.
Police in Cologne, whose head was sacked on Friday, said the suspects were “largely” refugees or illegal immigrants from countries of “North Africa”, but would not give further details.
379 complaints have so far been recorded with 40 per cent on sexual assault.