Angry Bavarian politician sends bus full of refugees to Merkel

23:10, 15 January 2016
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Peter Dreier, the angry district administrator from Germany's largest federal state Bavaria, sent the bus filled with dozens of refugees on a seven-hour journey to Chancellor Angela Merkel's office in Berlin in protest against Merkel's open-door refugee policy, according to Ukraine Today.

"I told the chancellor in an open letter three months ago that our capacities would be exhausted,” said Dreier, Ukraine Today reported.

Bavaria is the main entry point for most migrants coming to Germany. Merkel's conservative allies from the Christian Social Union have repeatedly called on her to introduce a formal cap on migrant numbers, but she has resisted so far.

Some 1.1 million migrants, many from war zones in the Middle East or Africa, arrived in Germany last year.

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