The number of sexual assaults in Europe as a result of the refugee crisis has been something that we have covered extensively, most notably the "monstrous" attacks by men "of Arab or North African origin" that occurred on German women in Cologne during a New Year celebration (that led to the ministry actually trying to scrub the word "rape" from internal reports). However, there have been other instances, such as an assault by a "dark skinned" man on a 13 year old girl at a pool in the town of Mistelbach, Austria. Now we learn that a mob of "foreign youths" sexually assaulted 35 females as young as 12 years old at a Swedish music festival.
At least 35 females aged between 12 and 17 reported being attacked during the Party in the Park festival in Karlstad on Friday and Saturday night, and some of the alleged victims reported being 'kissed and groped' in a situation reminiscent of the Cologne New Year attacks the Daily Mail reports.
17 year old victim Alexandra Larsson waived her right to anonymity to describe in detail how an attacker targeted her while Larsson was watching the event. Larsson tells how boys that "were not from a Swedish background" started groping her, and threatening her by saying "you will die, b***h."
From The Daily Mail
'Everything was okay at the beginning of the evening. But things got out of hand during the last concert with John de Sohn that started at midnight.
'At first we were pushed right up against the stage by the massive crowd. Everyone around us behaved really badly and my friends told a couple of boys to quieten down.
They were then threatened by the boys who said “you will die, b***h”. But the verbal abuse was just beginning. It would become much worse.
'We managed to walk away from those boys after a while and started watching the concert. That was when I felt the first touch against my bottom.
'Then someone took the liberty of grabbing my butt really hard. I turned away and said to the group of boys behind us that this was not okay, but I did not know who had done it. After a while, I felt someone running his fingers between my legs touching my genitals. Luckily, I had jeans on me.'
After the harassment, she turned around and said to the group of young men standing next to her that they should stop what they were doing. But everyone around her claimed to be innocent. It then happened again, she said.
'I turned around and screamed right out that "whoever it was - you're a pig!" I told my friends what had just happened and they were all shocked. Me and my girlfriends decided to leave the concert, because we could not see who it was. It was just a sea of ??people.'
Ms Larsson described a feeling of powerlessness as the festival she and her friends had been looking forward to was completely destroyed.
'It was creepy. Someone stood around me and groped me and I had no idea who it was. It was sick. We had come there to have fun, but the festival only lasted 20 minutes for us because it was so uncomfortable.
'The groping was at first a bit innocent. Just a touch on the bottom. Something that you can do by mistake in a big crowd of people. But it became worse and worse after that. The one touching me was becoming more and more rough every time.
She said that the boys around them were about 17 or 18-years-old but 'those standing behind me were not from a Swedish background.'
'They were probably immigrants. I hate to say it. But it is the truth,' she said.
Larsson recalled seeing another friend crying from the audience, and by the time they left the concert she could see crying girls everywhere. Larsson believes that the attackers behave this way because they don't believe they'll get caught.
'I have reported this to the police, but it feels like a drop in the ocean. I saw girls that came crying from the audience, including an old childhood friend who is two years younger. She cried so much that it broke my heart.
'The same thing had happened to her in front of the stage. A bunch of teenagers hidden in the crowd had grabbed her bottom, breast and genitals.
'I think that at least hundreds were molested at the festival. There are probably loads of unrecorded incidents. Girls who have a low self esteem might think that it is their fault - that perhaps they did something wrong to provoke it. But they are wrong. Nobody gets to touch a woman without her own permission.
'I could see crying girls everywhere around me when I left the festival. I don't know if they all had been groped, but most of them probably had been violated in front of the stage.
Ms Larsson said that she was 'strong and could cope with it' but added: 'When a 14-year-old girl who is not as strong becomes a victim, she can be completely destroyed. That is what is so sick. It happens all the time but we can not do anything about it.
'I do not know what to think, it is so wrong. Everyone thinks it's wrong but nothing happens. There are large festivals with several thousand people and these mass incidents create a powerlessness for both the police, security guards and especially for visitors who become victims.
'The perpetrators will be so anonymous in the audience that they will get away with sex crimes. That is the main problem, that the perpetrators get away with it.
'It's not okay. I should be able to go to festivals and have fun like everyone else without being afraid. It is wrong, really wrong, but that's the feeling I have after yesterday. It's damn hard that ordinary people who just want to have fun should have to suffer just because someone thinks it's fun to violate.
She said that she believed the problem was spreading 'because attackers know they will not get caught'.
But she added that police took it 'really seriously' when she reported the incident and is hoping that this will lead to something.
'I will not visit the festival again. It was so uncomfortable, I do not want to risk that happening to me one more evening.
Police reported that the perpetrators linked to the assaults were "young men, who are foreigners", and two boys have been arrested, both living at a nearby asylum centre for unaccompanied refugee children.
As we reported yesterday, a Swedish police report released last month said that the country has the worst rates of sexual violence against women in all of Europe. The solution to that tragic statistic? "Don't Grope Me" wristbands... should do the trick when refugees wish to gang up and attack young females.
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With Sweden's lack of ability to address the situation in any meaningful way other than a wristband, is it any wonder that Sweden leads the world in having the least amount of confidence in Donald Trump - someone who is clearly not afraid to speak his mind when it comes to these matters.