Despite Unity Vigil, Germany Faces Internal Divisions
In the wake of a major rally for tolerance in Berlin, Angela Merkel is pushing for unity — but her coalition is already showing signs of division.By Sebastian Martinez | January 14, 2015
Berlin saw a major rally for tolerance Tuesday night, with Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck linking arms with leaders from the country's Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities in a candlelight vigil.
The vigil to honor those killed in the France terror attacks carried a message of unity in the face of other rallies by nationalist groups which were out in force earlier in the week, protesting what they called the Islamization of Europe. (Video via Press TV)
Those rallies swelled in the wake of the attacks, with one group — Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West — attracting most of the attention.