BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said the state must rigorously fight right-wing extremism following the murder of a prominent politician.
The arrest of a man with suspected far-right sympathies over the shooting this month of Walter Luebcke, a regional ally of Merkel known for his pro-migrant views, shocked Germany and prompted calls for a more pro-active government response to anti-immigrant extremists.
Merkel - Speaking - Dortmund - Gathering - Protestant
Merkel, speaking in Dortmund at an annual gathering of Protestant churches, said that right-wing extremism must be fought “without any taboo”.
“Otherwise we will have a complete loss of credibility,” she said, adding that the government took the issue “very, very...
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