Hundreds Rally in Berlin, Calling on German Chancellor to Resign

© AFP 2022 / Wolfgang Kumm German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and German President Joachim Gauck attend an event for citizens at Bellevue Palace in Berlin on September 9, 2016.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and German President Joachim Gauck attend an event for citizens at Bellevue Palace in Berlin on September 9, 2016. - Sputnik International
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Hundreds of right-wing protesters marched through the German capital of Berlin demanding the resignation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, local media reported.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel walks past the party logo during a party convention of the Christian Democrats (CDU) in Karlsruhe, Germany, December 14, 2015. - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The German Der Tagesspiel newspaper reported on Saturday that up to 600 protesters from different groups, such as anti-migration PEGIDA, marched across the city chanting "Merkel muss weg" ("Merkel must go" in German).

The newspaper added that the rally started at 4 p.m. local time (17:00 GMT) and ended at 8 p.m. at the city’s Alexanderplatz square.

According to the media outlet, over 1,000 police officers secured the order during the rally, as the second manifestation organized by left-wing activists had been held in the city at the same time.

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