- Title: Berlin commemorates victims of the 2016 Christmas market truck attack
- Date: 19th December 2019
- Summary: BERLIN, GERMANY (FILE - DECEMBER 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF AMBULANCES AT BREITSCHEIDPLATZ CHRISTMAS MARKET VARIOUS OF TRUCK WITH BROKEN WINDOWS TRUCK ON STREET TRUCK BEING REMOVED FLOWERS AND CANDLES ON THE GROUND AT SITE OF ATTACK VIEW OF BREITSCHEIDPLATZ CHRISTMAS MARKET AFTER ATTACK
- Embargoed: 2nd January 2020 19:22
- Keywords: Berlin Chritsmas Market attack truck attack
- Location: BERLIN, GERMANY
- City: BERLIN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice
- Reuters ID: LVA004BAN4FUV
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- Story Text: Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller laid a candle on Thursday (December 19) to commemorate the victims of the 2016 Christmas market's truck attack which killed 12 people and injured many others at Breitscheidplatz square in Berlin.
The Christmas market turned all its lights out during the ceremony and the bells of adjacent Church of Remembrance (Gedaechtniskirche) rang 12 times in memory of the 12 victims of the attack.
Anis Amri, a failed Tunisian asylum seeker with Islamist links, hijacked a truck on Dec. 19, 2016, killed the driver and then ploughed it into a crowded market place.
Sigrid Rheinsberg lit up a candle to remember her daughter Dorit, who died in the attack.
"She is still here. Not a single day goes by without me thinking about her. For me there is no Christmas anymore," she said, standing before the memorial.
The memorial shows the names of the victims carved on the steps of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church near the scene of the attack. A long crack filled with metal and gold alloy runs through the steps and the Christmas market.
(Production: Stephan Schepers and Elena Gyldenkerne)
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