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Assaults, Sexual Harassment At German Shopping Malls

For weeks, immigrant youths have been attacking customers and staff.

Sexual abuse or harassment did not occur only at the Carnival of Cultures in Kreuzberg [district of Berlin]. According to information obtained by the Berliner Morgenpost, bullying and sexual harassment of customers has also been going on for weeks at the mall Boulevard Berlin on Schloßstraße in Steglitz [district of Berlin]. This emerges from documents available to the Morgenpost.

Up to 35 young people have reportedly been meeting for several weeks on the second floor of the shopping center. Most of them have an immigrant background. According to eyewitness reports, the young people are staying there, among other reasons, because there is free Internet access.

As has emerged only now, for this reason there was a meeting of security service and police. At a site visit in the mall, the parties noticed two young men who had previously been banned. When the two young men with Turkish background were asked to leave the building by the police officers, a store detective, and the chief of the security service, a verbal fight began.

First, the 15- and 17-year-old youths insulted the officers. Then one of them made a phone call to his friends and told them about “problems with the cops”. During the filing of the complaint, more and more youths arrived, badgering, insulting and swearing at the officers. The danger became so massive that one of the officers had to threaten the usage of pepper spray. He notified more forces.

Subsequently, on the ground floor of the shopping mall it evolved into an attempted prisoner liberation, resistance to the officers, and alleged breach of the peace. On Tuesday, police were unable to confirm if there were charges for sexual harassment.

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