COLOGNE POLICE ACCUSED OF RACISM IN THE PROTECTION OF NEW YEAR FESTIVITIES




DIANA ADZHYKELDIIEVA - TDO - Leader of the "green" criticized law enforcement for what they specifically tested migrants applying the so-called racial profiling suspects.

The German party "green" Cologne police accused of racism while ensuring law and order during the New Year celebrations in the city. The leader of the political movement Simon Peter criticized law enforcement for what they specifically tested migrants applying the so-called racial profiling suspects. “The question is, how legitimate it was checked and partially restricts movement in 1000 only on the basis of their appearance," - she said to publication Rhenische Post.

Speaker of "green" on migration policy in the Bundestag Volker Beck also skeptical noted that "the measures used by the police should be based on the behavior of the individual, and not on its identity."

Police in Cologne, which is New Year's Eve was a serious effort to prevent a repeat of last year's riots involving hundreds of immigrants, denies the charges.

On the night of January 1, 2017 the police guarding the center of the city, stopped for an identity check in the center of Cologne almost 1.7 thousand people -. Mainly those who looked like immigrants from North African countries. About 900 of them were ordered to leave the area festivals.