The new year celebration passed uneventfully, with only minor incidents  in Germany, to great relief of the authorities who took it to great length to ensure a peaceful night -Vasilis Chronopoulos

Organizers of the New Year festivities in Germany’s capital said hundreds of thousands of people were present on Saturday night, barely two weeks after Tunisian Anis Amri rammed a truck into a Berlin Christmas market.

The Festmeile (party mile) which leads to the city’s famous Brandenburg Gate, which was packed with revelers, was ringed by concrete barriers in an attempt to prevent similar rampage incidents. In the late afternoon twilight revelers across Berlin lit fireworks, with a massive display around midnight continuing into the early hours of Sunday.

Berlin police said apart from two cases of sexual harassment, the evening passed off peacefully.


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