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Germany's Merkel blasts 'repulsive' mob who screamed at migrants

Published 28/02/2016

German chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the mob who screamed at a busload of migrants
German chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the mob who screamed at a busload of migrants

German chancellor Angela Merkel has said the actions of protesters who shouted abuse at a bus full of migrants were "repulsive" and "unjustifiable".

Video of about 100 people trying to block migrants from entering a shelter in the eastern village of Clausnitz on February 18 prompted concern about growing radicalisation in Germany amid the influx of migrants.

Mrs Merkel told public television ARD that Germans who questioned her actions in the refugee crisis "aren't convinced yet, but I think that I can convince them if the issue is resolved".

She said more needed to be done to solve the problems causing people to flee to Europe, but added that those coming to Germany must abide by its laws.

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