Cologne, Germany on New Year's Eve was a place you did not want to be, especially if you were a woman. The city was the site of widespread crime, including stabbings, sexual assaults and rape, reportedly by refugees and migrants who overwhelmed the police's already at-capacity jails to the point that prisoners had to be released early to make room for that night's arrests.
A video uploaded by Ivan Jurevic is going viral, with views exceeding 4 million, because of his frank retelling of what he experienced that night. Jurevic, a martial arts-trained body builder who runs a security agency, was working an event at a 5-star hotel that night. In the video, he describes what seemed like "civil war."
Jurevic says, "I’ve never witnessed something like this, I always thought this stuff would be some sort of right wing propaganda. But it was real!"
"As I started to work that evening, I thought it would be a nice evening with some well-to-do people… suddenly between nine and ten o’clock it started outside the hotel, a stabbing occurred," he says. "One person was in critical condition… and then the whole thing escalated."
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Jurevic explains, "Throughout the evening again and again women came to me and asked if they could just stand next to me so I could look after them. I still didn’t quite know what that was all about. They told me they were chased by these guys." He added, “These guys that chased them, then they really tried to attack me. I’ll have to be honest, I beat them all up."
According to the BBC:
-Scores of women say they were sexually assaulted and had mobile phones and bags stolen by large groups of men during New Year celebrations in the centre of Cologne
-As many as 1,000 men - described as drunk and aggressive and many of North African and Arab appearance - were reported to have been behind the attacks
-Cologne police say they have received 121 criminal complaints - at least three-quarters of those were of sexual assault, including two alleged rapes
-Sixteen suspects have been identified but no-one has yet been arrested, police say
Similar attacks were reported in Hamburg, where 30 complaints were filed, and in Stuttgart
Jurevic points out that as the migrant criminals were being released from the jails to make room for the arrests of the evening, they gathered around police cars yelling "F-ck the police," while spitting on the windshields.
"These people that we welcomed just three months ago with teddy bears and water bottles on the Munich railway station started shooting [fireworks] at the police who had come quipped with helmets onto the [Cathedral] platform… seasoned police officers then told me they had never seen anything like it in their entire life."
The welcoming he's referring to can be seen in the Telegraph's story and video below...