New Year chaos in Cologne as assault allegations emerge

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Footage shot outside Cologne's main station on New Year's Eve and into the early parts of New Year's Day, shows the chaotic celebrations that took place as revelers saw in 2016. Fireworks are seen going off all over the place, with some being fired in the direction of the station and the cathedral. After New Year's Eve, around 60 complaints were reported for anti-social behavior and sexual assault, including one case that under German law was reported as rape, as hundreds were celebrating New Year's Eve in Cologne's city center. On Tuesday, officials were called to attend a crisis meeting after allegations emerged of mass sexual assaults that allegedly occurred in the area depicted in the footage.

Footage courtesy of: Markus Böhm