Munich struggles to come to terms with the killings

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By Christopher Cummins  with AGENCIES
Munich struggles to come to terms with the killings

Munich is coming to terms with the trauma of the killings that left nine innocent people dead.

A festival planned to celebrate 500 years of the Reinheitsgebot, or the German Beer Purity Law, has been cancelled as a mark of respect.

“I was scared. I live not far from the crime scene and the sirens just wouldn’t stop screaming, but then it became clear, that nobody really knew what was happening,” said one woman, another still felt apprehensive: “Of course there is also fear. I am not sure if I will go to Octoberfest, but we should, we should just carry on.”

For brewer Brave Eagle Chief from Cheyenne Beer there is a financial impact:“Here there are many small producers who have invested a lot and travelled a long way and the fact the festival is cancelled is a big blow. But we have to think of others and the situation.”

Euronews correspondent in Munich is Olaf Bruns:“Overall, the people of Munich have reacted with calm and many are relieved that it was a lone attacker, because they feel this will reduce the probability of another attack.”