Read: Sweden plans 'man-free' music festival after reported sexual offenses The mayor of Schorndorf, Matthias Klopfer, expressed his sympathy with the victims of the harrassment, saying such attacks were "not trivial offenses." Police have called on anyone else who was the victim of similar attacks to come forward.
The issue of sexual harrassment has become increasingly sensitive in Germany in the wake of mass attacks on women in the western city of Cologne and other cities on New Year's Eve 2015/2016.
Tage später in einer Landtagsdebatte ruderte Meuthen dezent zurück – Schorndorf sei „eine Nummer kleiner“ als Köln, „das sei konzediert“.The festival in Schorndorf, which began on Friday, is due to end on Tuesday.A report obtained by German media has slammed authorities for mistakes leading to the mass sexual assaults at the city's train station.But some officials insist on blaming victims and western values.() It might be the norm in other countries, but in Germany, revealing a criminal's country of origin in the media is still highly controversial.