Germany shooting: Police criticised for slow response

While security is being stepped up across the country, local Jewish community accuses police of being too slow to respond.

by

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is promising "zero tolerance" for hate after Wednesday's shooting in the eastern city of Halle. On protection from such attacks, the leader of the Jewish community says it was scandalous that Halle's synagogue, unlike others in Germany, did not have police guards. A police union leader said police cover was spread too thinly, and the response time was too long.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from Halle.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    A journey through Romania in the time of coronavirus

    A journey through Romania in the time of coronavirus

    A photojournalist travels across the country in a motorhome to document how curfews and quarantines have changed it.

    Life after death row: The pastor praying for Nigeria's prisoners

    The Nigerian pastor adapting to life after death row

    Clinton Kanu spent 27 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, but life on the outside feels far from free.

    What it means to love a dead child

    What it means to love a dead child

    You must forget all you thought you knew about grief when the landscape of your life has been demolished.