“When I resisted, they started slapping me,” the 24-year-old, who has been living in a secret location provided by police since his release because he says he is afraid for his life, told the British daily.
While no one had claimed responsibility for the attack in a video, Frank said the sequence of events evoked memories of a similar attack in the French city of Nice in July.
Monday’s attack also threatened to rekindle tensions between Merkel and Bavarian conservative allies, who have sniped at her migrant policies and demanded a cap on the number of newcomers Germany will accept
The attacks were directed against German parties and members of parliament, the agency said, adding they were carried out by government bodies posing as “hacktivists”.
The vote came after a speech in which she struck a decidedly conservative note, telling members that she wants to stem the influx of migrants and ban face-covering veils where possible.
Known for her toughness and dogged pursuance of tricky political situations, Merkel’s bid for re-election is being perceived to be a vote towards reliability and predictability.
Merkel also said Germany expects China’s market to be open to foreign investment.
Over 2000 people took part in the protests near Ramstein Air Base, saying that that the base is used to relay flight control data for lethal drone strikes.
Roelant Oltmans felt his side could have done better than the 3-3 draw with Germany in Champions Trophy opener.
Several home-sharing companies have lodged a complaint against an effective ban on short-term lets in Berlin.
German President Joachim Gauck said that he would not stand for a second term in February 2017.
The leader from Alternative for Germany (Afd) party said that Merkel is trying to “replace” German citizens with migrants
Some towns in central France have been hit by their worst floods in over a century, with more than 5,000 people evacuated since the weekend and around 19,000 homes without power.
The vote comes at an awkward time as Germany and the EU need Turkey to help stem a record influx of migrants even as tensions are rising between both sides over human rights issues.
The pig’s head bore a written insult against German Chancellor Angela Merkel