Huge crowd mourns Hebdo victims in Berlin
AFP · 11 Jan 2015, 21:54
Published: 11 Jan 2015 21:54 GMT+01:00
About 18,000 people joined a vigil in central Berlin mourning victims of the Islamist attacks in Paris, local police told AFP.
The crowd gathered at 2pm in front of the French embassy opposite the Brandenburg Gate landmark in a rally organised on social media.
Many placed flowers and candles in front of the embassy building in honour of the 17 people killed in the attacks.
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A debate is already underway as to whether Germany's gun laws, which are already strict, should be tightened further. Photo: AFP
Investigators were seeking clues on Sunday into the mind of gunman David Ali Sonboly, the teen author of one of Germany's bloodiest killing sprees.
The Munich gunman may have hacked a Facebook account to lure some of the victims to the McDonald's fast-food outlet where the shooting began. Photo: DPA
Social networks were both a curse and a blessing in the deadly shopping mall shooting in Munich, as police sometimes found themselves chasing fictitious leads and false alarms.
In the chaos after the Munich mall shooting, city residents spontaneously offered shelter to strangers - a move that Chancellor Angela Merkel said showed that Germany's strength lies in its values.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said Munich had suffered a "night of horror" after a shooting spree in the southern German city left nine people dead.
People laying flowers at the site of the shootings. Photo: DPA.
David Ali Sonboly was a quiet, helpful teenager who loved playing video games. His neighbours say there were no warning signs before his deadly rampage at a Munich shopping mall.
The lone teenager who shot dead nine people in a gun rampage in Munich was "obsessed" with mass killers such as Norwegian rightwing fanatic Anders Behring Breivik and had no links to the Islamic State group, police said Saturday.
Three Turkish citizens were among the nine people killed in Germany's Munich mall shooting. Three Kosovans were also among the nine victims.
Flowers laid at the Olympia Shopping Centre underground station. Photo: DPA
According to initial investigations by Munich police, the young man who went on a shooting rampage in Munich on Friday evening was a lone gunman without motive, not a terrorist.
A teenage German-Iranian gunman who killed nine people in a shooting spree at a busy Munich shopping centre and then committed suicide had likely acted alone, German police said Saturday.
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Nine people are dead after "at least one person" went on a shooting spree in a Munich shopping centre on Friday evening. An attacker is believed to be among the dead.