Rallies in Europe as 9,000 migrants arrive in Munich
13 Septembar 2015, Nirapad News: Tens of thousands of people have taken part in a “day of action” in several European cities – and in Australia – in support of refugees and migrants.
There have also been counter-demonstrations in some countries.
Europe is struggling to cope with an enormous influx of people, mostly from Syria, who are fleeing violence and poverty in their own countries, BBC reported.
More than 9,000 migrants arrived in Munich on Saturday. Germany expects 40,000 to arrive over the weekend.
Chancellor Angela Merkel defended the decision to let in large numbers of refugees, saying she was “convinced it was right”.
However, she faces growing criticism from her political allies, including the premier of the state of Bavaria, who told Der Spiegel magazine (in German) the situation would soon be beyond control.
Around 4,000 troops are being deployed in Germany for logistical support.