Armbands Against Assault?: New Initiative Aims toKeepYoung Women Safe at Oktoberfest
This year, female visitorsat Oktoberfest will be offered green armbands on which to put their contact information and names. Organizers of the initiative hope it will help young womento find their way back to where they are staying, and in the process cut down on the annual number of sexual assaults at the world's largest beer fest. In the past, English-speaking women have been especially at risk.