An eyewitness report of the sexual assault attacks in Cologne reveal a much worse situation than politicians and media want to report.
Ivan Jurcevic — who works as a bouncer at a hotel club overlooking the square where hundreds of women have reported they were sexually assaulted and robbed — said the violence started with a stabbing that left a person in critical condition. People then started shooting fireworks at the landmark dome cathedral.
Jurcevic said he has condemned anti-Muslim propaganda during the refugee crisis in Germany, but that he couldn’t believe what he witnessed.
“These people that we welcomed just three months ago, with teddy bears and water bottles at the railroad station in Munich, started shooting at the dome [cathedral],” Jurcevic said.
The attackers have been described as being of north African or Middle Eastern origin, leading many people to believe they are Syrian refugees. Authorities say there is no indication that they were in the country under refugee status.Police on the scene compared the violence to a “civil war like situation,” according to Jurcevic.
Women were scared of crossing the square and asked the bouncer to escort them.
“Please, please can we just stand next to you, we fear those people over there, they are chasing after us all the time,” Jurcevic recounted them as saying.
Jurcevic witnessed several men getting brutally assaulted for trying to protect women.
The victims couldn’t go to the hospital and the attackers couldn’t be sent to jail because both were at capacity. When the attackers were released they started shouting “F**k the police!” while spitting on their windshields. The police were forced to ignore it due to a lack of resources, Jurcevic continued.
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