In Brief: Several pro-immigration politicians receive death threats in Germany

Just weeks after the June 2 murder of Kassel district president Walter Lübcke, some other German politicians are receiving death threats. Also, details on the historic thatched-roof kiosk at the Dahlem-Dorf U-Bahn station that burned down Wednesday night.

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Several German politicians have received death threats just weeks after the June 2 murder of Kassel district president Walter Lübcke.

Among them are two pro-immigration politicians from North Rhine Westphalia, Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker and Altena Mayor Andreas Hollstein. They’ve both been victims of previous attacks.

Investigators believe the suspect in Lübcke’s killing, who is in custody, has ties to far-right extremism.

On Wednesday, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier called for more respect and protection of local politicians.

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The historic thatched-roof kiosk at Dahlem-Dorf U-Bahn train station in Zehlendorf was destroyed by fire Wednesday night.

Der Tagesspiegel reported that despite fire fighting efforts, the kiosk could not be saved, as the 40-square-meter roof was already in flames when firefighters arrived. No one was injured by the blaze.

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