Yesterday, Angela Merkel came to town. Or, rather, she came to a town near me – Lichterfelde Ost – to speak at a CDU rally. At least I think she did. My view was mainly of this:
There was a pretty good turnout – around 1,500 people. Some were especially keen to catch Mutti’s eye.
Although it was a bit pushy-shovey and I couldn’t see a thing, the atmosphere was pretty convivial. Until Merkel actually got on stage that is.
A bout of booing and hissing broke out with chants of “MERKEL MUSS WEG!” (Merkel must go) booming around the square. People with little kids rushed to leave in case things turned nasty and I wasn’t far behind them.
Some roving reporter I am…