Halle mourns the attack victims

After the anti-Semitic attack in the East German city of Halle, politicians and citizens remember the victims.

Halle mourns the attack victims
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Halle, Germany (dpa) - The German city of Halle continued to mourn on Friday the victims of an attack on its synagogue.

More and more flowers and candles were being placed on the Halle market square, outside the synagogue in the Paulus district and in front of the kebab shop where a 20-year-old was shot to death.

"No room for anti-Semitism" was written on one of the many signs left behind by people.

A 40-year-old woman from Halle was also killed in the attack on Wednesday, which saw a 27-year-old lone gunman trying but failing to storm the Jewish place of worship on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement regarded as the holiest day of the year.

Germany's upper house of parliament, the Bundesrat, on Friday held a minute of silence for the victims of the attack.

Its president, Daniel Guenther, called for consequences following the "cowardly act." Everyone must ask themselves what more they can do to act against such hatred, he added.