2018-02-11 13:24:25 UTC
Bar owners in Vienna are losing customers due to a surge of migrant crime.
Some of them no longer seem to accept asylum seekers.
A "leftist" city magazine, called "Falter", did a test with a group of two
Afghans and a Turkish man. The group of migrant men were not allowed to
enter several Viennese bars. They were refused entrance because there were
"too many people inside" or "there's a private party".
Later a control group of Austrian men could enter the same bars without
problems. The editors of the magazine contacted the owners of the bars and
told them about their "racist admission policy".
Personnel and owners of bars responded to the allegations by giving examples
of migrant behaviour. Ironically, one leftist bar owner of "Beisls mit
Charakter", didn't accept asylum seekers as well.
According to the man there were over 80 cases of pickpocketing in his
restaurant in one weekend. As a result, his sales had fallen by half because
regulars and women stayed at home.
A co-worker at the same bar complained: She was stared at, maltreated and
sexually harassed. Similar stories were shared by most bar owners.
Others said: "If you keep a very open admission policy, then the number of
sexual harassments, pickpocketing and drug-related crime in the bar greatly
increases. Especially, groups of young men from North Africa or South Asia
always cause problems."