Sep 16, 2020
Germany to take in 1,500 migrants from Greece, after huge fire left thousands homeless
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(CNN)Germany will take more than 1,500 migrants currently sheltering on Greek islands, Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesperson Steffen Seibert announced Tuesday.A statement from Seibert says that 1,553 people from 408 families who have already secured refugee status will be taken in. Greek police fire tear gas at protesting migrants on LesbosIn addition, the German government is "committed to a further European solution with other welcoming member states," he said.
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Video shows struggle between homeless man, OC deputies before fatal shooting in San Clemente
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (KABC) -- Surveillance and cellphone video shows the struggle between a homeless Black man and homeless outreach deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Department in San Clemente before the man was shot and killed.
On Wednesday afternoon, the deputies approached the man, identified as 42-year-old Kurt Andras Reinhold, outside of the Hotel Miramar and a physical altercation occurred.
During a Thursday afternoon press conference, Sheriff Don Barnes said the man grabbed one of the deputy's weapons and apparently tried to pull it out of its holster, prompting one of the deputies to open fire.
The deputies involved were an 8-year and a 13-year veteran of the department.
Barnes said Reinhold had been in the San Clemente area for the past 30 days, during which time homeless liaison deputies had tried to make contact with him several times. Reinhold had previously been offered services but was "not receptive," the sheriff added.
Barnes declined to offer a specific reason for why the deputies had approached him, pending their official statements regarding the incident.
Dozens gathered in the area on Thursday to protest the shooting. Some entered the street and blocked traffic, resulting in the arrest of at least five people. Some minor vandalism occurred.
"He was unarmed and he should be alive today. We want the community to finally wake up to the racism down here and bring an end to it and fight in solidarity with Black lives rather than against," said one protester named Fiona.