Germany: At German Reunification Day Celebrations, Shouts of “Get Out” Meet Angela Merkel — Angry crowd waves signs saying “Merkel must go”

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“Merkel MUST GO” Germany in FLAMES as furious locals torch cars and attack mosqueHUNDREDS of furious protesters heckled Angela Merkel in Dresden just days after police cars were set on fire in the city and bombs exploded outside a mosque.
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PUBLISHED: 02:48, Tue, Oct 4, 2016 | UPDATED: 07:36, Tue, Oct 4, 2016
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Campaigners jeered the German Chancellor as she attended celebrations in the eastern city to mark 26 years since Germany’s reunification.

Holding placards reading “Merkel must go”, right-wing protesters also shouted the slogan as Merkel, who has faced criticism for her open-door refugee policy, and President Joachim Gauck arrived for the celebrations and greeted spectators.

Graffiti declaring “All of Dresden hates the police” has been sprayed in a street near the scene of the arson.

Hundreds of protesters heckled Angela Merkel as chaos broke out in Dresden

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Hundreds of protesters heckled Angela Merkel as chaos broke out in Dresden

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Dresden is the birthplace of the anti-Islam Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) group.The grassroots movement, whose weekly rallies attracted around 20,000 supporters at their height at the start of 2015 held a rally in the city today.Protesters blew whistles and shouted ‘Traitors’ and ‘Get out’ as the German Chancellor arrived in Dresden.

'Merkel must go' Protesters call for the German Chancellor to resignGETTY

‘Merkel must go’ Protesters call for the German Chancellor to resign

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Several hundred protesters turned out in Dresden

Others held signs showing Mrs Merkel dressed in a Nazi uniform with the swastikas replaced by Euro symbols and branded Mrs Merkel’s government ‘a dictatorship’.The German Chancellor has come under fire for her open-door policy which has seen one million migrants arrive in Germany.In a short statement, Mrs Merkel, who grew up in the former East Germany, called for “mutual respect” in the political debate and said she wished that all sides could work together to tackle the new problems regardless of their different political views.

Some 2,600 police officers are on duty for the event known as German Unity Day.

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Read the rest: http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/717146/Merkel-must-go-Germany-in-flames-Dresden-cars-torched-mosque-attack

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By www.thelocal.de

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Shouts of “get out” were heard as the German chancellor arrived in Dresden – birthplace of xenophobic movement Pegida – for celebrations.
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The angry crowd in the east German city also waved signs saying “Merkel must go”.
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The German leader has been under pressure at home over her liberal refugee policy that saw an influx of nearly one million migrants last year.
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Dresden is hosting national celebrations to mark 26 years since the reunification of East and West Germany, with the chancellor and President Joachim Gauck in attendance.
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Supporters of Pegida, the anti-immigrant, xenophobic group that began in Dresden, also gave Gauck a hostile greeting upon his arrival for the events.
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The group initially drew just a few hundred supporters to demonstrations before gaining strength, peaking with rallies of up to 25,000 people in early 2015.
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Though Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) took a drubbing in recent regional polls, she insisted on the sidelines of Monday’s celebrations that “mutual respect” and “acceptance of very divergent political opinions” are needed to meet the challenges facing Germany.
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The right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) harnessed a wave of anger over the refugee influx to claim around 14 percent of the vote last month the Berlin state vote.
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Its success has mirrored the march of anti-migrant parties in France, Austria and the Netherlands as well as Republican maverick Donald Trump in the United States.
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Bomb attacks hit a mosque and an international convention centre in Dresden last week, with police suspecting xenophobic and nationalist motives.
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Saxony, of which Dresden is the state capital, saw far-right hate crimes targeting shelters for asylum seekers rise to 106 in 2015, with another 50 recorded in the first half of this year.
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In an annual report outlining progress since reunification, the government warned last week that growing xenophobia and right-wing extremism could threaten peace in eastern Germany.
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One Response to “Germany: At German Reunification Day Celebrations, Shouts of “Get Out” Meet Angela Merkel — Angry crowd waves signs saying “Merkel must go””

  1. daveyone1 Says:

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