After numerous incidents involving inappropriate behavior at various swimming pools throughout Europe, a group of women in Sweden have taken matters into their own hands.
Siri Bernhardsson has started what she calls a “Tafsvakter”, or ‘molestation guard’ to protect young bathers from sexual predators.
The initiative came about in response to dozens of recent allegations of sexual violence in public baths across Europe over the past two months by migrant males, often against under-age girls and boys.
Since the reports, numerous facilities have banned migrants. But Bernhardsson felt more needed to be done. The first Tafsvakten patrol took place February 13 with Bernhardsson and two others keeping watch by the poolside. She also has reported that since taking to social media, other women have followed suit.
“The more I read, the more angry I get. It cannot be that women and families should be intimidated from going swimming, of all places! It isn’t a dark alley, or a scary nightclub," she told Breitbart.