Czech police detained a man Thursday who tried to run over police in an apparent attempted attack on German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The hatred for Merkel’s Muslim immigration policies by the Czech people was evident everywhere in the streets.
Daily Caller Merkel was on her way from the airport to central Prague when a black 4×4 Mercedes tried to join Merkel’s motorcade. Police spokesman Josef Bocan said the man refused to obey orders, only stopping and exiting the vehicle after police warned they were going to shoot.
“The perpetrator has been detained,” police spokesman Josef Bocan said, according to Russia Today. “He is suspected of attempting to cause a crime – specifically an attempt to use violence against an official.”
Bocan told Bloomberg that no guns were found in the suspect’s car, but that he was in possession of other “items.” Merkel safely made it into the city for her scheduled meetings with Czech officials.
The Czech Republic has been one of the countries most opposed to Merkel’s open-border policies. People protested her arrival in Prague by chanting “Merkel Muss Weg” — German for “Merkel must go” — on the side of the streets.
There is a growing anger in Germany over the crimes and rapes committed by the tens of thousands of migrants Merkel has ushered into the country.
Judging by the anti-Merkel signs and boos in the crowd, the Czech people would not have been too unhappy if the attempt had succeeded.