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Europe's far-right blasts Chancellor Angela Merkel for Berlin lorry attack

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Europe's far-right blasts Chancellor Angela Merkel for Berlin lorry attack

<p>Germany’s far-right has blamed Angela Merkel’s open door refugee policy for the Berlin Christmas market attack. </p> <p>A leading member of the anti-immigration <span class="caps">AFD</span> party, Marcus Pretzell, could face possible police action after he denounced the Chancellor via social media website Twitter, stating: ‘‘These are Merkel’s Dead”!</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="de" dir="ltr">Wann schlägt der deutsche Rechtsstaat zurück? Wann hört diese verfluchte Heuchelei endlich auf? Es sind Merkels Tote!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Nizza?src=hash">#Nizza</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Berlin?src=hash">#Berlin</a></p>— Marcus Pretzell (@MarcusPretzell) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarcusPretzell/status/810941651258580992">December 19, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Other far-right leaders across Europe also blamed the EU’s open borders for the lorry attack in the German capital, including France’s Marine Le Pen. </p> <p>Blasting Merkel in a “press release”: http://www.frontnational.com/2016/12/attentat-islamiste-au-marche-de-noel-de-berlin-notre-devoir-est-dagir-vite-et-fort/ she called for the immediate restoration of national borders. </p> <p>Elsewhere, Dutch Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders also took to twitter. He accused Germany’s leader of having blood on her hands with a provocative photo. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="und" dir="ltr"><a href="https://t.co/drbYbGGxg8">pic.twitter.com/drbYbGGxg8</a></p>— Geert Wilders (@geertwilderspvv) <a href="https://twitter.com/geertwilderspvv/status/811177221310320640">December 20, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>While in Britain, former <span class="caps">UKIP</span> head Nigel Farage also intimated the Chancellor’s policy towards refugees was responsible claiming the events in Berlin will be Merkel’s legacy. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Terrible news from Berlin but no surprise. Events like these will be the Merkel legacy.</p>— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) <a href="https://twitter.com/Nigel_Farage/status/811123023621267456">December 20, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>