Merkel: rightwing extremism must be fought ‘without any taboo’

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Chancellor warns against losing credibility after arrest over murder of Walter Lübcke

Angela Merkel has said Germany must rigorously fight rightwing extremism after the murder of a prominent politician.

The arrest of a man with suspected far-right sympathies over the shooting this month of Walter Lübcke, a regional ally of Merkel known for his pro-migrant views, shocked Germany and prompted calls for a more proactive government response to anti-immigrant extremists.

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