Another German celebration has been blighted by sex attacks after teenage girls were groped, robbed and molested by a group of young migrant men during a street festival.
The women, aged 17 and 18, were sexually harassed by up to 10 men as they tried to enjoy the event in Berlin
According to police the young men surrounded the women as they danced in front of a stage at the “Karneval der Kulturen” festival on Saturday night.
The men allegedly pressed against the teens and groped them before blocking their attempts to escape.
The youngest victim also had her phone stolen, it is reported.
A 27-year-old bystander, who reportedly witnessed the scene, called the police when he spotted one of the girls sitting on the floor and shaking.
The young men aged between 14 and 17 were arrested and the mobile phone found.
Police tweeted that the three suspects were known to the police from prior incidents, adding that “two are of Turkish descent and the third is unknown.”
The “Karneval der Kulturen” or Carnival of Cultures is a four-day festival that celebrates diversity in Berlin.
The latest attack is reminiscent of that in the city of Cologne during New Year celebrations, where over 100 women reported being attacked by men of North African and the Middle Eastern descent.
Elsewhere in Germany, on the same night, hundreds of women reported rapes and attacks.
Police later found notes which some of the men were carrying, translating lewd phrases from Arabic to German to help them assault and rob women.
Cologne Police chief Wolfgang Albers resigned a week after the incident.
Gangs of young men, also believed to have been migrants, molested women in Malmö, Karlstad and Kalmar in Sweden on New Year’s Eve, local media revealed in January.