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Minute silence to remember each victim of the Berlin Christmas market attack

Minute silence is held and bell chimes 12 times to remember each victim of the Berlin Christmas market attack on the fourth anniversary

  • Bells of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church rang 12 times for each of the 12 victims
  • ISIS fanatic Anis Amri ploughed a lorry into the Christmas market in Berlin 2016
  • Pastor Martin Germer of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church read names of victims

A minute silence was held to remember each victim of the attack by an ISIS fanatic who ploughed a lorry into Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz Christmas market four years ago. 

The bells of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church rang 12 times for each of the 12 victims at 8:02pm, the time of the attack in 2016, on Saturday.   

People lit candles and laid flowers at the church throughout the day and some survivors of the attack also came to remember those who lost their life. 

People lit candles and laid flowers at the church throughout the day and some survivors of the attack also came to remember those who lost their life four years ago 

Egbert Schmidt, who survived the attack, told Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg:’It’s a place where memories come up. I was standing a little further down here when the truck came. It was very fast.’  

Pastor Martin Germer of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church read out the names of each of the victims in front of the church.

Dozens were wounded when ISIS fanatic Anis Amri ploughed a lorry into the Christmas market on December 19 2016. 

Michael Müller, (second left), Governing Mayor of Berlin, and Edgar Franke, (left), Victims' Commissioner of the German government, lay candles during a memorial service on the fourth anniversary

Michael Müller, (second left), Governing Mayor of Berlin, and Edgar Franke, (left), Victims’ Commissioner of the German government, lay candles during a memorial service on the fourth anniversary

Candles were lit and flowers were laid outside the church to remember each of the victims

Candles were lit and flowers were laid outside the church to remember each of the victims 

Amri, a Tunisian, murdered the lorry’s original Polish driver, and then hijacked the vehicle, leaving his body in the cab.  

A group of people holding Polish flags also attended the memorial to remember the Polish driver who was the first victim of the attack. 

The attacker then targeted innocent people in the German capital, with only the automatic locking system on the vehicle’s brakes bringing it to a stop and preventing further carnage.

The bells of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church rang 12 times for each of the 12 victims at 8:02pm, the time of the attack in 2016, on Saturday

The bells of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church rang 12 times for each of the 12 victims at 8:02pm, the time of the attack in 2016, on Saturday

A group of people holding Polish flags also attended the memorial to remember the Polish driver who was the first victim of the attack

A group of people holding Polish flags also attended the memorial to remember the Polish driver who was the first victim of the attack

After the attack, he managed to flee Berlin and travel through at least three countries before being gunned down in northern Italy.

Italian police shot Amri dead in Milan, days later on December 23, after an international man hunt.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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