Germany: Protests continue outside courthouse on second day of Halle synagogue shooting trial

The trial of alleged alleged Halle synagogue shooter Stephan Balliet continued in a Magdeburg court on Wednesday, as protesters gathered with flags and banners outside the courthouse. Lawyers and attendees were seen arriving at the courthouse, with increased security measures on the second day of proceedings. On October 9, 2019, Stephan Balliet allegedly opened fire in the vicinity of a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle, after failing to gain entry to the building, killing two people. He was arrested in the town of Zeitz and charged with two counts of murder, and several of attempted murder, with 'anti-Semitic, racist and xenophobic' intention. One of the victims was slain in a Jewish cemetery outside the synagogue while the other was gunned down in a nearby kebab shop.

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