Thousands of protesters marched in Germany on Saturday night to protest German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s immigration policy after a man was allegedly killed by two migrants.
Around 4,500 people marched to protest Merkel’s migration policy in the eastern German city of Chemnitz following the death of Daniel Hillig, 35, who was allegedly stabbed to death by two migrants — one Syrian, the other Iraqi — Aug. 26, the Daily Mail reported. Merkel let in more than 1 million migrants since starting her open door migration policy in 2015, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The protest, called the “mourning march,” was organized by the right-wing, anti-immigration party the Alternative for Germany and the anti-Islam movement PEGIDA, France24 reported. The protesters wore dark suits and carried white roses in remembrance of the victim. The protesters also carried photos of other people allegedly killed from refugee violence.
Protesters also waved the German flag and sang the national anthem. (RELATED: German Cabinet Minister Says ‘Islam Doesn’t Belong To Germany’)
“Merkel must go!” the protesters chanted.
Around 2,500 people from Germany’s left marched in support of Merkel Saturday. The protesters used the slogan the “Heart instead of Hate.” Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas from the center-left Social Democrats party helped organize the pro-immigration protest.
Neo-Nazis led a separate protest Monday causing a stir after making “Heil Hitler” salutes, CBS News reported.
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