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Refugees, Berliners sing together against hate at attack site

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Refugees, Berliners sing together against hate at attack site
A sign held at the carol service on Wednesday. Photo: DPA
15:18 CET+01:00
On Wednesday a carol service was held near Breitscheidplatz in west Berlin, the site of a truck attack which killed 12 people on Monday. The message was one of unity and peace.

The choir from the Gedächtniskirche and the Begegnungschor, which is made up of locals and refugees, joined in the service, reports Die Welt.

The participants sang the carols Silent Night, as well as the anthems We are the World and Shine a Light.

Photo: DPA

Other participants, meanwhile, held up signs which said Berlin Stands Together and You Will Not Divide Us.

The organizers estimate that around 200 people turned up for the short concert.

The carol service followed a multi-faith service at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, held on Tuesday evening and attended by Muslims, Jews and Christians.

Mourners at the Gedächtniskirche next to Breitscheidplatz. Photo: DPA

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