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German gunman calling for genocide kills 9 people, PM Trudeau shares grief

BY , Feb 20, 2020 10:20 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with media as he leaves his office following a meeting of the Incident Response Group in Ottawa, Monday February 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Authorities say a 43-year-old German who posted a rant calling for the ``complete extermination'' of various races and cultures shot and killed nine people, most of them Turkish, in an attack on a hookah bar and other sites in suburban Frankfurt.

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that the shootings exposed the ``poison'' of racism in Germany.

The bloodshed comes amid growing concerns about far-right violence in Germany and stepped-up efforts from authorities to crack down on it.

Justin Trudeau's tweet: Canada condemns last night’s terrible attack in Germany. We must stand united against racism and hate. Our deepest sympathies to the victims and their families - we’re keeping you in our thoughts today.

François-Philippe Champagne's tweet: Canada is saddened by the news of last night's racist attack in #Germany. We must stand united against racism and hatred. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims.

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