Thousands took to the streets of Washington Square in an anti-immigration rally in wake of the terrorist attacks in the country.
Banners reading “Berlin! Better without Nazis”, and “Merkel Must Go!” in large crowds swept the square with the hashtag #Merkelmussweg trending on Twitter.
Right-wing speakers will address the crowds demanding Merkel introduce a cap on the number of migrants and tough new security checks.
Chancellor Merkel has gone through much scrutiny due to her open-door policy that let in over 1 million migrants that fled from conflict from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq.
Since the July 18, five attacks had happened with links to the ‘so-called’ Islamic State.
Chancellor Merkel has defended her open door policy although many link the attacks with the current inflow of Muslim migrants.