Pro-migrant rallies held in cities across Europe

  • Thousands of people have participated in rallies across Europe and Australia in support of migrants and refugees.

    Meanwhile, more than 9,000 migrants, most of them believed to be Syrians, reached the German city of Munich on Saturday. German officials expect a total of about 40,000 migrants to arrive over the weekend.

    Though Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended her decision to take in tens of thousands of migrants, she is starting to face a political backlash from her allies.

    Pro-migrant rallies were held in places such as London, Stockholm and Copenhagen. Anti-migrant rallies were also held in some countries, especially in eastern Europe.



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