European populists link Berlin attack to Merkel policies

Supporters of German populist party AfD hold a placard reading 'Merkel has blood of her nation on her hands' during a prostest rally in BerlinPopulists across Europe have seized on the truck attack in Berlin as a way to criticise Germany’s immigration policy but key players have held back on jumping to conclusions as the investigation continues. Former UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage, a key ally of US President-elect Donald Trump in Europe, said the attack which killed 12 people was “no surprise” and would be part of Merkel’s “legacy”.

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