Hanau / Wiesbaden (dpa / lhe) - Hessian state parliament president Boris Rhein (CDU) commemorated the victims on the anniversary of the Hanau attack and expressed his condolences to the relatives of the murdered.
He felt anger and deep shame, said Rhein on Thursday in Wiesbaden.
The attack is "the escalation of racist and right-wing extremist attacks in Germany in recent times".
A year ago, the German Tobias R. had killed nine people in Hanau for racist motives.
"Nine people, nine life stories, nine friends, sons, daughters, acquaintances, neighbors - very simple: nine of us, whose light of life has been deliberately and brutally extinguished," said Rhein.
“The murder of the nine young people in Hanau is a murder that affects all of us and affects us all, because assassins like the one in Hanau are after all of us.
On this state and on the way we live, on the open society, on democracy and on the rule of law. "
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