German city of Hanau reels after mass shooting

Germany, Shooting - Gun Crime

German city of Hanau reels after mass shooting

Germany, Shooting - Gun Crime

20.2.2020

German city of Hanau reels after mass shooting

HANAU, GERMANY (AFP) - Residents tearfully embraced each other and laid flowers on Thursday (Feb 20) in the German city of Hanau after a gunman with suspected far-right beliefs killed nine people at a shisha bar and a cafe.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

HANAU, GERMANY (AFP) - Residents tearfully embraced each other and laid flowers on Thursday (Feb 20) in the German city of Hanau after a gunman with suspected far-right beliefs killed nine people at a shisha bar and a cafe. "You never think about something like this happening near to you," 27-year-old Baran Celik told AFP outside the Midnight shisha bar, where the first of the two shootings took place. "You see things like this on the news... and then it happens right in front of your door - it's tragic." Twenty-year-old Sabuhr Alizadeh said the attacks were"horrific". "Someone I know was here when the shooting started, he called me and hid under a table," said Alizadeh, an Afghan who has lived in Hanau for nearly four years. As prosecutors confirmed that the Hanau suspect, Tobias R, had harboured a"deeply racist attitude", Alizadeh told AFP that the racists"should just go away". "It's deeply sad because Hanau is known for having people from different countries and religions... we will hold together in future because this is our home," he said. 'DISGRACE' Just a few minutes' walk from Hanau's central market square, the shisha bar was the first of two locations targeted in the rampage. At the second, the Arena Bar & Cafe, police hurried to cover up the address of the perpetrator's website with a blue plastic sheet after it was spray-painted on a nearby wall. It was on this website that shooter Tobias R published a rambling, 24-page"manifesto" detailing racist and paranoid conspiracy theories. For Hanau resident Inge Bank, it was a"disgrace that something like this can still happen today". The 82-year-old Hanau resident said she had lived through World War II and seen her mother imprisoned in a concentration camp. Near the Arena Bar & Cafe, Ahmed, 30, said it was"unbelievable" that someone with racist views could have lived in Hanau. "Racism has no meaning here, we never had anything like that before," he told AFP. "This is a completely normal bar, I used to buy my cigarettes here!" German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer both laid wreaths at the crime scene, as residents lingered, crying and sometimes linking arms. Steinmeier led a vigil alongside the mayor of Hanau Claus Kaminsky later on Thursday, one of more than 50 such events across Germany. The attacks came amid growing concern in Germany about a rise in right-wing extremism. In the last year, far-right suspects have been arrested over an attack on a synagogue in the eastern city of Halle and the murder of politician Walter Luebcke, an advocate of a liberal refugee policy. Read more: The Straits Times

At least 8 killed in shootings in Hanau, GermanyFRANKFURT (XINHUA) - Several people were killed in two shootings in the western German city of Hanau on Wednesday evening (Feb 19), according to German media reports.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel vows to eradicate racist 'poison' after Hanau shootingsFRANKFURT (BLOOMBERG) - Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed decisive action to combat racism after 11 people were killed in shootings on Wednesday night (Feb 20) in a town near Frankfurt in what she said appeared to be a right-wing extremist attack by a lone gunman.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Police say 8 killed in shootings in the German city of HanauEight people were killed in shootings in the German city of Hanau late Wednesday, officials said. A local broadcaster said the attacks took place at two hookah lounges. Authorities were searching for the perpetrators early Thursday, hours after the shootings that police said also wounded about five

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Police say 8 killed in shootings in the German city of HanauEight people were killed in shootings in the German city of Hanau late Wednesday, officials said. A local broadcaster said the attacks took place at two hookah lounges. Authorities were searching for the perpetrators early Thursday, hours after the shootings that police said also wounded about five



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