Car rams into chancellery gate ahead of Covid decision

Car rams into chancellery gate ahead of Covid decision
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  • calendar-gray 26 November 2020

A car has been driven into the gates of Angela Merkel's Federal Chancellery building in Berlin, German police say, APA reports citing BBC.

A 54-year-old man was detained but the background to the incident was unclear.

The Volkswagen car had messages daubed in white on both sides. One called for an end to "globalisation politics" while another referred to "you damned killers of children and old people".

The incident came hours before Mrs Merkel held talks with regional leaders on extending Covid safety measures.

It is not known if she was in the building at the time. Germany's "lockdown light" is expected to be extended until 20 December and the restrictions have prompted protests from Covid deniers and far-right activists.

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