Berlin, Germany: Protests Erupt Outside Chancellor’s Office

PROTESTS have erupted outside Angela Merkel’s office by campaigners saying the German Chancellor “has blood on her hands”.

 Crowds wave German flags as they call for Angela Merkel to step down

Crowds have gathered outside the Chancellory in Berlin just two days after the  as a series of protests, counter-demonstrations and vigils are held across the city.

Supporters of the Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) party are demonstrating outside ’s office.

Placards reading “Merkel must go” were waved in the crowd as supporters carried the German flag and lit candles for the dead.

Other placards read “protect borders” and “On Merkel’s hands is the blood of her people”.

People were also seen holding placards with the logo of the far right Identitarian movement (Identitaere Bewegung) reading “It’s enough” and “How many times again”.

A small counter-demonstration also broke out in front of the Chancellory in Berlin as protests erupted elsewhere in the city.

It comes two days after 12 people were killed in the German capital when a truck ploughed into a busy Christmas market.

Protests have erupted outside Angela Merkel's office in Berlin

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ISIS later claimed responsibility for the atrocity as right-wing critics attempted to link the attack with Angela Merkel’s open-door immigration policy.

Dutch politican  one day after the attack.

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AfD supporters carry banners and flags at the vigil

Many are believed to belong to hard-right groups such as the NPD.

It comes as AfD party leader Franke Petry said Mrs Merkel is finished in the wake of the terror attack.

She said the the country was no longer safe and “radical Islamic terrorism has struck in the heart of Germany” as ISIS claimed responsibility for the massacre.

Ms Petry told the Telegraph: “This is a terrible day, but it is not completely unexpected given the warnings from the security authorities, including about the prospect of an attack on Berlin.

“We cannot go on denying there is a link between Merkel’s migration policy and these attacks, or we will prepare that ground for more of these attacks.”

The anti-migrant party has seen support surge in local elections as the German Chancellor fights to take office for a fourth term.

Placards are displayed outside Angela Merkel's office

Supporters of the Alternative for Deutschland lead the demonstration

Members of the crowd light candles during the protest

'Merkel must go', protesters gather outside the German Chancellery

People are also holding placards with the logo of the far right Identitarian movement

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/746169/berlin-terror-attack-angela-merkel-protest-german-chancellor-office-afd

 

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