via DailyMail: Grinning asylum seekers taunted police trying to break up the ugly rabble who turned central Cologne into a lawless ‘open toilet’ – by telling them to be ‘nice’ – because they’d been invited by Angela Merkel.
The sex mob of migrant Arab and North African men tore up their temporary residence permits and threw them at officers who battled through New Year’s Eve to regain control of the streets, which were covered in faeces and vomit.
Outside the city’s historic cathedral, where the 1,000 ‘drunk and stoned’ migrants sexually assaulted and robbed 100 women declared: ‘You can’t do anything to me – I will get myself a new one in the morning.’
Another told them: ‘I am Syrian, I must be handled in a friendly manner. Mrs. Merkel invited me here!’
Amid the chaos, the crowd mocked officers – who were attacked with fireworks and bottles as they tried to get control of the violent crowd.
One officer told German newspaper Bild that the migrants, one million of whom Germany welcomed last year with open arms, offering a safe, new home, said he hadn’t seen anything like it in almost 30 years with the force.
‘The very high number of migrants was striking,’ he said. ‘The forces met a level disrespect, I have not seen in 29 years of service.’
Yet president of the Cologne Police Wolfgang Albers and Cologne mayor Henriette Reker have said there is no reason to believe those behind the New Year’s Eve sex attacks were refugees.
The women were assaulted, with at least one raped, during the chaotic scenes outside the city’s central train station in the lead up to midnight.
The denial has thrown those who worked on the streets.
One officer told Cologne’s Express newspaper: ‘We arrested 15 people. These people have been in Germany for only a few days or weeks.
‘Of these 15 people 14 are from Syria and one from Afghanistan.
‘This is the truth even if it hurts.’
He added: ‘I had young women standing next to me crying because they no longer had any underwear after the mob had spat them out.
These scenes shocked me and we have to deal with it.
‘First Aid staff and doctors working that night have confirmed that asylum seekers were among the mob.’
An internal police report detailed how members of the sex mob had ripped up their temporary residency papers in front of officers ‘with a smile on their faces’, Bild reported.
The report stated that officers began receiving reports of women being attacked in the city’s historic centre at 10.45pm.
It said: ‘People came up to us to report that they had been attacked before we could even park the car.
‘When we pulled up the mob attacked us [police officers] with fireworks.
‘There were more than 1,000 people from mostly immigrant backgrounds.
‘They were throwing fireworks and bottles into the crowd.
‘People came to us to report that they had witnessed beatings, robberies and sexual assaults against women.