Thousands in Germany to commemorate victims of far-right murders

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Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - Thousands are expected to descend upon Hanau, Germany to commemorate the 10 people, including nine with an immigrant background, who were shot dead by a far-right extremist in the town last week.

Organisers expect 3,000 people to attend the demonstration, which will see a march from the crime scene to Hanau's market square.

It comes a day after 6,000 remembered those who died with a similar procession in Hanau, Germany's DPA news agency said.

Candles and flowers are seen placed at the Brothers Grimm monument for the victims of a shooting in Hanau, near Frankfurt, Germany. The sign reads "We are more". Reuters

Police forensic officers investigate at the scene after a shooting in central Hanau, Germany. several people were killed in shootings in the German city of Hanau on Wednesday evening, authorities said. AP Photo

A picture of a woman is seen between candles and flowers at a monument on the market place during mourning for the victims of the shooting in Hanau, Germany. A 43-year-old German man who posted a manifesto calling for the "complete extermination" of many "races or cultures in our midst" shot and killed several people of foreign background on Wednesday night, most of them Turkish, in an attack on a hookah bar and other sites in a Frankfurt suburb, authorities said Thursday. AP Photo

A woman sets a candle near the hookah bar scene where several people were killed late Wednesday in Hanau, Germany. A 43-year-old German man shot and killed several people at different locations in a Frankfurt suburb overnight in attacks that appear to have been motivated by far-right beliefs, officials said Thursday. AP Photo

A man stands in front of a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Hanau shooting in Hanau near Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Thousands of people took part in vigils across Germany on February 20, 2020, after a gunman with apparent far-right beliefs killed nine people at a shisha bar and a cafe in the city of Hanau. The suspect, a 43-year-old German, was found dead at his home after the rampage along with his 72-year-old mother in what appeared to be a murder-suicide. AFP

People hold hands during a vigil at the Brandenburg Gate to commemorate the victims of the Hanau shootings in Berlin, Germany. A local man named Tobias Rathjen is the main suspect in having shot dead nine people last night at two hookah bars in Hanau, and killing possibly his mother and then himself later on when police prepared to raid his apartment. Police suspect a right-wing motive to the attacks. Getty Images

A police car is seen behind flowers placed at a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Hanau shooting in front of a shisha bar in Hanau near Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Thousands of people took part in vigils across Germany on February 20, 2020, after a gunman with apparent far-right beliefs killed nine people at a shisha bar and a cafe in the city of Hanau on February 19, 2020. The suspect, a 43-year-old German, was found dead at his home after the rampage along with his 72-year-old mother in what appeared to be a murder-suicide. AFP

A mourner reacts during a vigil for the victims of a shooting in Hanau, near Frankfurt, Germany. Reuters

A sign between candles and flowers reads 'your tears are our tears' after a vigil for the victims of the shooting in Hanau, Germany. A 43-year-old German man shot and killed several people at several locations in a Frankfurt suburb overnight in attacks that appear to have been motivated by far-right beliefs, officials said Thursday. AP Photo

Personalities from politics and society gather for a vigil at the Brandenburg Gate to commemorate the victims of the Hanau shootings in Berlin, Germany. A local man named Tobias Rathjen is the main suspect in having shot dead nine people last night at two hookah bars in Hanau, and possible his mother and himself later on when police prepared to raid his apartment. Police suspect a right-wing motive to the attacks. Getty Images

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The gunman, 43-year-old Tobias Rathjen, was found dead at his home alongside his 72-year-old mother after killing nine people at a shisha bar and cafe in what appears to be a murder-suicide.

Chancellor Angela Merkel has denounced the "poison" of racism following the attack at a time when far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) has established itself as a legitimate political force.

A police officer stands guard in front of a gambling hall near the scene after a shooting in central Hanau. dpa via AP

Forensic experts work near a damaged car after a shooting in Hanau near Frankfurt. Reuters

A police officer secures an area after a shooting in Hanau near Frankfurt. Reuters

A projectile lies on the sidewalk near a restaurant at the scene of a shooting in central Hanau. AP

Eight people were killed in shootings in the German city of Hanau on Wednesday evening, authorities said. dpa via AP

Forensic experts work after a shooting in Hanau near Frankfurt. Reuters

Forensic experts work after a shooting in Hanau near Frankfurt. Reuters

Police officers are seen after a shooting in Hanau near Frankfurt, Germany, February 20, 2020. Reuters

A police officer guards the road in front of a house that is searched through by police in Hanau, Germany. AP

German special forces prepare to search an area after a shooting in Hanau near Frankfurt, Germany, February 20, 2020. REUTERS

Eight people were killed in shootings in and outside two hookah lounges in a southwestern German city late Wednesday, and authorities were searching for the perpetrators. AP

The shootings targeted shisha bars in Hanau, about 20 kilometres from Frankfurt, according to local media, and police launched a huge manhunt in the town of around 90,000 people. AFP

Police and Forensic police investigate the scene of a shooting in Hanau, western Germany. AFP

The shootings targeted shisha bars in Hanau, about 20 kilometres from Frankfurt, according to local media, and police launched a huge manhunt in the town of around 90,000 people. AFP

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According to a poll published in Bild am Sonntag, 60 per cent believe the AfD is partly responsible for the attack.

A far-right march in Bulgaria's capital Sofia was cancelled by authorities in the wake of the attack in Hanau.

The Lukov March has been held every February since 2003 and is named after a pro-Nazi Bulgarian general from the 1930s.

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said that the ideologies of behind the Lukov March and the Hanau massacre were little different.

"I also make a connection with the Lukov March, which unfortunately takes place in Bulgaria," Ms Zaharieva said.

"I call on the young people not to blindly believe in ideologies that are against humanity, because that is not much different from what happened in Hanau. There was nothing democratic and legal about neo-Nazi chants."

Updated: February 23, 2020 08:20 PM

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