Diplomats say #IchBinEinBerliner

Embassy flags around the Capital were lowered to half mast in memory of the victims of the terrorist attack in Berlin, as digintaries filed through the German Embassy this week to sign the book of condolence.

Using the hashtag #IchBinEinBerliner (I am a Berliner), London’s diplomatic corps expressed their outrage at the terrorist attack in which 12 people were killed and 48 wounded when a truck ploughed through a Christmas Market in Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz.

The latest suspect (at the time of going to press) was a failed Tunisian asylum seeker who was was under surveillance.

Speaking to Sky News, German Ambassador Dr Peter Ammon said it was “too early to speculate about the political fallout” but stressed that the German public supported Chancellor Angela Merkel’s point that Germans “shall not allow these people to paralyse us in our faith in our system and our free country”.

A book of condolence will be open on 22 December from 2-4pm and on 23 December from 10am-12 at 22 Belgrave Square SW1X 8PZ

Photo: The German flag at half mast