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Messages for the victims of Berlin flood social media


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Messages for the victims of Berlin flood social media

After a truck ploughed into a crowd outside a christmas market in Berlin yesterday, tributes have been flooding in on social media showing solidarity with the German capital.

As Berliners left flowers and lit candles at a makeshift tribute, a virtual book of condolences was building online. The hashtag #PrayforBerlin trended on Twitter with users expressing their condolences for the victims.

An emotional tribute came from Nice, victim of a lorry attack in July, in which 86 people were killed.

Places

Flags are to fly half-mast across Germany, and the European Commission buildings have also lowered their flags out of respect for the victims.

Elsewhere in Europe, flags were also flying at half-mast.

People

Public officials and bodies also took to Twitter to show their solidarity with the victims of the Berlin attack.

French president Francois Hollande sent a message of “solidarity and compassion to Chancellor Merkel, the Germany people and the families of the victims.”

British prime minister Theresa May sent a message to Chancellor Merkel on Monday night, according to a No 10 spokesperson who said, “She expressed that her thoughts are with the people of Berlin and we stand ready to assist in any way we can.” Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson sent his condolences.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has also offered his condolences over the attack according to a statement on the Kremlin’s website.

It states Putin wrote to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck saying: “This crime against peaceful civilians is shocking in its savage cynicism.”

Famous faces also wanted to share their support for the victims, from the world of sport, Manchester United player Bastian Schweinsteiger, retired German footballer Michael Ballack and professional golfer Martin Kaymer.

If you wish to make your own tribute the hashtags being used are: #PrayforBerlin, #IchBinEinBerliner

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