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Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 | World News

Angela Merkel was again booed and cursed during her election campaign in East Germany. The Chancellor responded and recalled the value of democracy and freedom of expression.

Chancellor Angela Merkel was also received with many loud whistles during her election campaign in Finsterwalde in Brandenburg on Wednesday evening. Earlier, the CDU boss had been bellowed down in the north-eastern Torgau by supporters of the right-wing NPD and the AfD.

In Finsterwalde, opponents were holding up posters with inscriptions like "Schnauze voll", "Grenzen dicht" ("boundaries") or "banana republic". At the same time hundreds of visitors to the chancellor applauded when she went on stage at the market square.

At Merkel's election campaign in Torgau in the afternoon dozens of protestors used whistles and whistles and screamed "Hau ab". Many of them kept up posters of the AfD.

"Grateful for Democracy and Free Elections"
Merkel reacted in Torgau. She referred to a meeting she had previously had with representatives of the opposition from Venezuela. "They would be happy" if they could express their protests so, the Chancellor said. Germany could be "thankful that we have democracy and free elections today," she added.

 The Chancellor had thrown tomatoes on Tuesday at a performance in Heidelberg, but had not been hit directly. Whistling and buh calls had also been given to Merkel's election campaign in Bitterfeld, Saxony-Anhalt a few days ago.

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