1. Berliners call for more CCTV with 83 per cent saying more public areas should be covered by cameras in the wake of the Christmas market killings

Berliners have called for more CCTV cameras in the wake of the Christmas market terrorist attack.

A survey carried out following the murder of 11 people by Anis Amri showed 83 per cent of those in the German capital wanted extra surveillance in public areas.

It also found that 68 per cent wanted a rethink on Germany’s immigration policy after Tunisian and ISIS fanatic Amri drove a 35-tonne lorry into shoppers on Monday.

The research, carried out by the Emnid research institute on behalf of German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, also found 11 per cent would now avoid public events.

In contrast, 84 per cent of those polled said they wouldn’t change their habits and behaviour in the wake of the attack.

In a show of defiance, five per cent even claimed that they wanted to visit busier areas more frequently as a result of the mass killing.

CCTV footage of the attack has yet to be published, despite the atrocity taking place in one of the busiest public spaces in the city.

The use of surveillance cameras is considered to be much more restrictive than in similar Western countries due to its strict privacy laws.

However new legislation has been proposed to increase CCTV use in public places such as shopping centres, notably in the aftermath of July’s Munich shootings.


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