Merkel, after synagogue shooting, says anti-Semitism has no place in Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a gathering at the New Synagogue in Berlin, Germany, October 9, 2019, after two people were killed in a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle. REUTERS/Christian Mang

NUREMBERG, Germany (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday she was shocked by a shooting near a synagogue in eastern Germany in which two people were killed, and stressed that anti-Semitism had no place in German society.

“Hatred, racism and anti-Semitism have no place in our country,” Merkel said, adding that the state needed to use all available means to take action against hatred.

Reporting by Reuters Television; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Paul Carrel

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