A group of migrants has been attacked by a mob in Cologne, Germany, amid continuing tensions over the assaults on New Year’s Eve.
More than 500 criminal complaints have been filed – 40% alleging sexual assault. Six people from Pakistan were attacked by a mob. A Syrian man was also injured after he was attacked by five people. Nineteen individuals are currently under investigation in connection with the attacks. Ten of the suspects are asylum seekers. The other nine are possibly staying in Germany illegally.
Assaults have already heightened tensions over Germany’s open-door policy in the refugee crisis.