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Germany: Merkel heckled by protester at Leipzig train line inauguration00:31

Germany: Merkel heckled by protester at Leipzig train line inauguration

Germany, Leipzig
December 9, 2015 at 16:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was greeted in Leipzig by several detractors in Leipzig on Wednesday, during the inauguration of the new express train line between Erfurt and Halle-Leipzig.

The protester was carrying a large red sign reading “anti-Merkel,” flashing the placard as the chancellor talked to several admirers. Police monitored the situation but did not intervene in the protest.

The new 123 kilometre-long express train line between Erfurt and Halle-Leipzig was inaugurated by Merkel in what she described as a gift for the 25th anniversary of German reunification. The new train lines are part of the so-called "Verkehrsprojekts Deutsche Einheit 8" or “Transport Project German Unity 8” which will connect Nuernberg and Berlin from 2017.

Germany: Merkel heckled by protester at Leipzig train line inauguration00:31
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel was greeted in Leipzig by several detractors in Leipzig on Wednesday, during the inauguration of the new express train line between Erfurt and Halle-Leipzig.

The protester was carrying a large red sign reading “anti-Merkel,” flashing the placard as the chancellor talked to several admirers. Police monitored the situation but did not intervene in the protest.

The new 123 kilometre-long express train line between Erfurt and Halle-Leipzig was inaugurated by Merkel in what she described as a gift for the 25th anniversary of German reunification. The new train lines are part of the so-called "Verkehrsprojekts Deutsche Einheit 8" or “Transport Project German Unity 8” which will connect Nuernberg and Berlin from 2017.

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