Tuesday, December 20, 2016

End of Merkel? German leader pictured minutes after Berlin attack as she honoured migrants

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel has cancelled a public appearance today and addressed the people of Germany but it can be revealed she was at a service honouring migrants when her own people lay dead in Berlin's streets.Mrs Merkel was attending an event to promote her failing migrant policy as a lorry was hijacked in Berlin. She was photographed looking forlorn just seven minutes after the murder of 12 people took place at the Christmas market just three miles away from the scene. And her own party is now calling the killing of innocent victims a "war" situation saying they will put "machine guns" on the street.Now as calls for the 62-year-old to resign grow, opposition politicians are calling on the Christian Democrat leader to completely re-evaluate her policy on immigration. Germany has accepted 1.1m refugees into the country with police having launched a raid this morning on a refugee camp in a disused airport in Berlin. The suspect is said to be a 23-year-old Pakistani called Naved B housed by the state in Berlin and Mrs Merkel is yet to comment on the news that he is thought to have been an asylum seeker.Mrs Merkel has cancelled today's electoral visit to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern but spoke to the public during a televised press conference. She said: "This is a very difficult day." However it has been confirmed by a spokesman for the constituency office in Greifswald that she has cancelled her public appearance as she confirmed she is to visit the scene of the crash. The chancellor wanted to visit Rügen, Stralsund and Greifswald during her short visit before Christmas.Now as social media has erupted with calls for the leader of Germany to resign Ms Merkel's party has furiously hit out describing the situation as a "state of war." German politician Klaus Bouillon of Mrs Merkel's CDU party said told Saarland radio: "We must state that we are in a state of war, although some people who want to see only the good can not see. Bouillon announced intensified security measures amid fears there could be more attacks today. "We will take it wherever we think it is necessary," said Bouillon. "That means long-range weapons, short weapons, machine guns," even if this sounds martial.Meanwhile Bavaria's Minister of the Interior Joachim Herrmann (CSU) calls for a review of German refugee policy. He told Radio station antenna Bavaria: "If it should be confirmed that this attack was committed by someone who has been registered as an asylum seeker in the country, then this in Berlin must lead to a fundamental reflection on how this whole refugee reception is designed." Meanwhile Mrs Merkel has been slammed by right wing AfD party which is surging in the polls. Marcus Pretzell, an MEP for the right wing Alternative for Germany party said: “When will the German rule of law strike back? “When will this cursed hypocrisy end? It is Merkel's dead!”

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