There has been an “enormous rise” in the demand for self defence products including pepper spray in Germany as women react to the hundreds of sex crimes and assaults reported on New Year’s eve.

Faith in the ability of the state to protect ordinary citizens as they go about their legitimate business has clearly taken a knock since the migrant attacks, which seem to have been perpetrated in the main by recent migrants and Syrian refugees.

Shops selling self defence products have seen an run on their stores. German gun-shop owner Katja Triebel told Breitbart London “the sale of pepper spray has risen, as has sales of blank firing guns which can be loaded with pepper spray cartridges and other paralysers.

“Other means of self defence are prohibited for ordinary citizens in Germany.”

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