Holidaymakers and Berlin residents spoke about the decision to establish New Year’s Eve “safe zones” for women who are being harassed or threatened. Passersby spoke from outside of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate on Saturday. The new security measures will be introduced at the Brandenburg Gate New Year’s Eve party on Sunday, where women will be able to seek the help of German Red Cross staff in... Еще cordoned off areas. Some thought the zones would help raise awareness about the issue of harassment, with one woman confirmed that unfortuantely the initiative is “needed.” Others were less convinced, viewing the idea as “far-fetched” and an “alibi setup.” The new initiative comes two years after hundreds of women reported being sexually harassed and assaulted during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Cologne. Other security measures will be implemented for this year’s celebrations in Berlin, including a ban on alcoholic drinks.