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Chemnitz Rally Participants Call for Merkel's Resignation (PHOTOS)

© AP Photo / Jens MeyerA poster showing German Chancellor Angela Merkel is displayed at a car during a protest against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the East German city Chemnitz on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.
A poster showing German Chancellor Angela Merkel is displayed at a car during a protest against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the East German city Chemnitz on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. - Sputnik International
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CHEMNITZ (Sputnik) - People took to the streets of the German city of Chemnitz on Friday to rally against the government’s migration policy and demand that Chancellor Angela Merkel step down, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

The rally comes as the chancellor is visiting the city, which had been rocked by a wave of protests and counter-rallies after a local man was stabbed to death by suspected migrants on August 26. Violence continued for weeks, reigniting a nationwide debate on Berlin’s migration policy.

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The Friday rally is organized by the Pro Chemnitz movement, with its participants chanting "Merkel must go" and "No truth in Merkel’s propaganda."

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The participants of the rally harshly criticize Merkel's open-door policy and commitment to seeking an EU-wide solution to the migration crisis.

© AP Photo / Jens MeyerDemonstrators attend a protest against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the East German city Chemnitz on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
Demonstrators attend a protest against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the East German city Chemnitz on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. - Sputnik International
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Demonstrators attend a protest against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the East German city Chemnitz on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
© AP Photo / Jens MeyerDemonstrators attend a protest against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the East German city Chemnitz on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
Demonstrators attend a protest against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the East German city Chemnitz on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. - Sputnik International
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Demonstrators attend a protest against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the East German city Chemnitz on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
© AP Photo / Jens MeyerDemonstrators with German flags attend a protest against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the East German city Chemnitz on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
Demonstrators with German flags attend a protest against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the East German city Chemnitz on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. - Sputnik International
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Demonstrators with German flags attend a protest against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the East German city Chemnitz on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
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Demonstrators attend a protest against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the East German city Chemnitz on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
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Demonstrators attend a protest against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the East German city Chemnitz on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
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Demonstrators with German flags attend a protest against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the East German city Chemnitz on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

"There is a European solution — that is the Dublin agreement [stipulating that asylum seekers must be processed in the country of their first arrival]. Merkel failed to implement it, in contrast, she made it invalid," one of the speakers claimed under the cheers of the crowd.

According to the Sputnik correspondent’s estimate, the rally has gathered some 1,500 people.

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