People wearing protective face masks stand as they pay their respects near the site where a car crashed into pedestrians in Trier, Germany, December 2, 2020.
REUTERS/Kai PfaffenbachTRIER (Reuters) - Residents and politicians wept and hugged as they lay flowers and candles in the western city of Trier on Wednesday to commemorate five people, including a baby, killed by a drunk man who ploughed a speeding car into a pedestrian area.
Locals, many crying and holding hands, gathered at the city’s landmark Roman gate, Porta Nigra, to place floral tributes, candles and hand-written messages.
The authorities have said there is no indication the man, overpowered by police, had a political or religious motive.
“Trier is mourning, Trier is suffering,” said mayor Wolfram Leibe, wiping a tear from his eye.
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