- Title: Berlin commemorates victims of the 2016 Christmas market truck attack
- Date: 19th December 2019
- Summary: BERLIN, GERMANY (DECEMBER 19, 2019) (REUTERS) FLOWERS AND CANDLES AT BREITSCHEIDPLATZ CHRISTMAS MARKET MEMORIAL SIGRID RHEINSBERG AND HER HUSBAND LAYING A CANDLE FOR DAUGHTER DORIT KREBS WHO DIED IN THE CHRISTMAS MARKET ATTACK PEOPLE LAYING CANDLES BERLIN MAYOR MICHAEL MUELLER LAYING CANDLE AND MIXING INTO THE CROWD WOMAN LAYING A FLOWER (SOUNDBITE) (German) CHURCH OF REMEMBRANCE PRIEST, MARTIN GERMER, SAYING: "Three years after the attack in December 2016, we are gathered again at this place, together, to remember the 12 people whose lives were taken." PEOPLE STANDING IN SILENCE CANDLES MAN PRAYING IN SILENCE POLICEWOMAN STANDING IN SILENCE HOLDING CANDLE CLOSE UP OF CANDLE VARIOUS OF CHRISTMAS MARKET LIGHTS GOING OUT BELLS OF ADJACENT CHURCH OF REMEMBRANCE (GEDAECHTNISKIRCHE) RINGING 12 TIMES TO COMMEMORATE 12 VICTIMS OF TRUCK ATTACK PEOPLE STANDING IN SILENCE
- 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: LVA001BAN4FUV
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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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