Merkel Suffers Second Tomato Attack In Three Days

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Jacob Bojesson Foreign Correspondent
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Protestors threw tomatoes at German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s car Friday as she arrived in the town of Wolgast for a rally.

Anti-Merkel demonstrators have attempted to disrupt several rallies with boos and whistles in protest of the chancellor’s immigration policies. Merkel has appeared seemingly unfazed by the criticism, but she decided to address her haters during the speech in Wolgast.

“There are some people outside who are booing and screaming,” Merkel said, according to Ostseezeitung. “I don’t think that’s enough to move the country forward.”

Two tomatoes were thrown during different times of Merkel’s speech Wednesday in the college town of Heidelberg. One tomato hit the chancellor’s left hip. A representative for Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) was also hit. DPA reports that Merkel kept the same outfit on for a television appearance hours later. (RELATED: Crowd Throws Tomatoes At Merkel During Rally)

The criticism does not appear to have much of an impact on Merkel’s chances of getting re-elected in the Sept. 24 election. A DeutschlandTrend poll released Thursday gives CDU and its sister party, the Christian Social Union, a 16-point lead over the Social Democrats in second place.

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