Before the meeting of the German Führer, a car crashes into the gates of Angela Merkel’s office to discuss extending the lockdown
- A car was seen crashing into the main gate of the law firm in Berlin today
- It was adorned with messages that raved about globalization and “murderers”.
- There were no immediate reports of victims
- Merkel should hold a meeting with regional premieres to discuss Covid-19
A witness said a car crashed into the gate of the office of Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin today.
A car that was searched with sniffer dogs was adorned with messages about “You fucking murderers of children and old people” and “Globalization politics”.
Dozens of police officers and a fire engine were on site and the station wagon was removed from the office gates, but it was not clear who the driver was or what had happened to them.
There were no immediate reports of victims.
Merkel was supposed to hold a video conference of German prime ministers on Wednesday morning, at which an extension of the lockdown and further steps to fight the coronavirus pandemic should be discussed.
Merkel and the 16 state governors were expected to extend a suspension that led to protests in Berlin that attracted a number of conspiracy theorists. Right-wing extremists and far-right activists.
While the death rate in Germany is lower than in most parts of Western Europe, the infections have proven persistent, although there has been a decline in new cases in other countries.
Health officials today announced a record jump of 410 new deaths, while infections were higher than a week ago.
Europe is on high alert after militants killed eight people in Paris, Nice and Vienna in recent weeks, although the reasons for today’s crash were initially unclear.
The Chancellery, a post-modernist building located in a square across from the Reichstag building where the German parliament is located, is far from any main road.
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