Numbers of Migrants and Unrest Prompted Germany’s Border Controls

September 15, 2015 12:28 AM

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Numbers of Migrants and Unrest Prompted Germany’s Border Controls

BERLIN — After a full week of record arrivals, Munich appeared dangerously close on Saturday to missing its pledge to provide a bed for every migrant heading its way. The police appealed to the public for donations of blankets and camping mattresses. Cookies and water would be welcome, too.

On Saturday alone, 13,000 people pulled into Munich’s main train station, a new peak. Munich’s mayor, Dieter Reiter, had for days been urging Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government and Germany’s 15 other states to shoulder their share of the burden — a mirror of the problem that Berlin faced at the E...

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