Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the New Synagogue in Berlin following the attack on the Jewish community in Halle an der Saale. On a Twitter photo you can see how Merkel stands with a group of people in front of the entrance to the synagogue.
In another photo on Twitter you can see how Merkel and other people form a human chain on the forecourt of the synagogue.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has just visited the synagogue on Oranienburger Strasse in Berlin and declared her solidarity with the Jews in Germany. pic.twitter.com/54oITlIVOR- Marc Felix Serrao (@MarcFelixSerrao) October 9, 2019
Previously, the social networks under the hashtag "WirStehenZusammen" had been called to show solidarity in the evening in front of synagogues. From 8 pm, people gathered in front of Jewish places of worship.
At noon in Halle, a man had allegedly shot a passerby near the Jewish cemetery and a guest in a kebab snack bar. The alleged perpetrator had also tried to penetrate the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur in a synagogue.
Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said that there is sufficient evidence for a possible right-wing extremist background in the opinion of the Attorney General. "According to the current state of knowledge, we must assume that it is at least an anti-Semitic attack," said Seehofer.
Read all news about the attack in Halle in the news blog.