As usual, it takes a few days until we really get a clear picture of what went on in Europe on New Year's Eve.
Last year it was days before we knew about the mass rapes, groping attacks, and general violence perpetrated by Muslim migrants to Europe across many European cities.
Polish TV reported that the Merkel government had ordered all CCTV footage of the attacks erased and the event covered up.
It only became known because of YouTube footage leaked by people who were there.
This year we know that hundreds of North Africans, referred to by German police as "nafris" had been turned away when they were discovered to be on their way to the same train station in Cologne where the attacks, primarily against women, took place last year.
At New Year’s Eve celebrations in Dortmund a mob of more than 1,000 men chanted ‘Allahu Akhbar’, launched fireworks at police, and set fire to a historic church.
Already by 7 pm a man was hospitalised with first-degree burns to his face and hands after fireworks were hurled at a group of homeless people outside the city’s main train station. More than two dozen people were injured at festivities in Dortmund, some seriously.
Reportedly, local municipal authorities have published a report calling the night "quiet" and "normal."