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    People visit the Christmas market at Berlin's Alexanderplatz with its big wheel, two days after an attack at the Christmas market near the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtniskirche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church), in central Berlin, on December 21, 2016

    Police to Fence Off Some Christmas Markets in Berlin Amid Security Concerns

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    Some Christmas markets in the German capital will be surrounded by concrete blocks due to safety concerns, after a truck attack, a spokeswoman for Berlin’s police said Wednesday.

    BERLIN (Sputnik) – On Monday, a truck rammed into a crowd at a Berlin Christmas market on the Breitscheidplatz square, killing 12 people and injuring 49 more. The country's Interior Ministry has labeled the incident a terrorist attack.

    "This is necessary for complementary protection to people," the spokeswoman said, as quoted by the DPA news agency.

    The concrete blocks have already been placed around the Christmas market at Potsdamer Platz and the same measures will be taken to ensure security beside the Brandenburg Gate where massive Christmas and New Year celebrations will take place.


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