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Germany: Thousands march in Berlin against Merkel's refugee policies01:17

Germany: Thousands march in Berlin against Merkel's refugee policies

Germany, Berlin
March 12, 2016 at 19:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around 3000 demonstrators marched through central Berlin, Saturday, against Chancellor Angela Merkel's handling of the refugee crisis.

The demonstrators held placards reading 'Merkel must go" while chanting slogans against the Chancellor. The event, organised by far-right group "We for Berlin & We for Germany", called for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's resignation, and more severe border controls within the European Union.

Hundreds of activists, predominately members of the anti-fascist alliance "Berlin Nazifrei, held a counterprotest nearby, calling for hostile attacks and protests against refugees to be halted.

There was heavy police presence at both demonstrations and no clashes were reported.

Germany: Thousands march in Berlin against Merkel's refugee policies01:17
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Around 3000 demonstrators marched through central Berlin, Saturday, against Chancellor Angela Merkel's handling of the refugee crisis.

The demonstrators held placards reading 'Merkel must go" while chanting slogans against the Chancellor. The event, organised by far-right group "We for Berlin & We for Germany", called for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's resignation, and more severe border controls within the European Union.

Hundreds of activists, predominately members of the anti-fascist alliance "Berlin Nazifrei, held a counterprotest nearby, calling for hostile attacks and protests against refugees to be halted.

There was heavy police presence at both demonstrations and no clashes were reported.