‘Groping Guards’ patrol Swedish swimming pools to protect women against refugees

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A group of female 20-somethings in Kalmar, Sweden, have taken it upon themselves to patrol the local swimming pools in efforts to protect women from sexual attacks by migrant men.

“We are tired of men thinking they can come to Sweden and molest women when all we want is to be left in peace to swim without being felt up,” Siri Bernhardsson, an assistant nurse, told the Daily Mail.

She and her girlfriends formed the vigilante group “Groping Guards” in response the town’s major influx of refugees. Kalmar has already opened 34 asylum centers with more planned for 6,000 new arrivals. At least 15 women reported being groped by migrants in the town’s main square on New Year’s Eve, the Daily Mail reported.

“Loads of women write to us and say that they have been groped by young men,” Ms. Bernhardsson said. “It happens at concerts, in train stations and in swimming pools. Most of the victims feel ashamed and don’t report it to the police. We know that there have been attacks in our swimming pool that have not been reported.”

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