German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the media during a statement with French President Francois Hollande about the European migrant crisis prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber).
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Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday condemned the neo-Nazi riots outside a refugee shelter in eastern Germany over the weekend, calling the attacks and those Germans who stood by watching them "shameful".Merkel, who had been criticized by commentators in Germany for failing to speak out swiftly against the attacks, which began Friday night, said the images shown on television were "shocking".By Sunday, when left-wing protesters drawn to Heidenau clashed with neo-Nazis, police had stepped up their presence from 140 to 250 officers, Geithner said.Officials say there were some 202 such attacks in the first six months of 2015, as many as during the whole previous year.
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