In spite of the tight security of the German Police on the New Year’s Eve, chaos was reported at Hamburg. The New Year celebration ended in chaos as 14 women were sexually assaulted and a group of over 1000 people attacked the police with fireworks. The chaos occurred even after administering tight security across the city.

The victims who were sexually assaulted were around the age group of 18 and 26. The incident took place when there were 500 extra officers on patrol. The German police have arrested ten suspected attackers including migrants in connection to this incident. The accused include three Syrians, three Iraqis, two Afghans, one Eritrean and a German.

Security was tightened in and around the city of Hamburg after the attack. More than 45000 people have gathered in the city to welcome the New Year. Reports claimed that the migrants launched fireworks into the crowd. A firefighter was injured as a rocket fired his back. Police arrested a Syrian man for firing rockets into the crowd. The fireworks also injured a woman and a police officer who was on patrol. Hamburg’s Innensenator Andy Grote visited the chaos spot and discussed the security arrangement with the German police.

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