Gift-wrapped roadblocks protect German Christmas markets after last year’s truck attack

Authorities in the German city of Bochum have gone to great lengths to beef up security for the Christmas market season. A string of 1.2-ton pellet bags, wrapped in bright paper, are in place as car barriers against potential terrorist attacks.

In an effort to make the bags look festive, local authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia decided to wrap the mundane barricades in festive paper and tie the packages with red ribbons. “Safety is very important at the Bochum Christmas market, but it was very important to fit in those ugly barriers into the beautiful overall atmosphere,” the head of Bochum Marketing, Mario Schiefelbein, said as cited by RTL.

Around 20 bags were gift-wrapped to protect visitors to the Bochum Christmas market, according to Die Welt.

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  • Dana Garcia

    Elites pretend they haven’t welcomed many thousands of enemy soldier jihadists into the heart of Europe. Good luck with that.

    • BillyHW
      • felis gracilis

        If they survive their eventual rape they may come to regret their eagerness to encourage this particular wave of migrants.

        • Oracle9

          A lefty regretful of its irrationality rarely if ever exists. It doubles down the more its upside-down reality manifests.

    • Liberal Progressive

      But it’s all worth it for the falafel!

      • Observer

        We’ve had the recipe for decades and do you really want it made by people who don’t wash their hands after going to the washroom?

    • They are liars, so long as they get their cheap labour and can make money off the housing shortages what’s a few infidels being killed?

  • BillyHW

    Only a woman or a faggot could have come up with this idea.

    • joan flaherty

      Have to kind of agree – also damned hypocritical!

  • mauser 98
    • Gary

      ISIS will erect a Statue of Ju$tin Trudeau for giving over $30 million toward jihad camps.

      • mauser 98

        all with taxpayer money

  • Wow.

    That’s just stupid.

  • Brett McS

    Beats a lump of coal.

  • joan flaherty

    Saved by a 100kg Christmas pud!

    • ntt1

      My Granny McInnes’s Christmas pud is effective at 2KG

      • joan flaherty

        Grannies always do make the best ones!

  • Bla Bla

    Nothing says Merry Christmas like merry merkl blocks!

  • Oracle9

    The jihadis will simply choose another weapon.

    Anything but going to solution.

  • Gary

    So now they will strap bombs to babies in a carriage and just walk right in as a mother pushes it.
    It’s not as if muslm mothers haven’t used the children as suicide bombers before.

  • Ho Hum

    Tonight at Toronto City hall 1,000’s attended the lighting of the Christmas tree and kick-off of the Cavalcade of Lights. Police used Dump Trucks to block off intersections around Nathan Philips Square so as to prevent a vehicle based terrorist attack. First time I have heard of such measures here.
    https://cdn.torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Cavalcade-of-Light-803×603.jpg

  • David_Martin

    It gives me great pleasure to see the descendants of those who had Jews living in absolute terror in the last century – getting a taste of their own medicine.

  • Hard Little Machine

    That will trigger the Muslims to go out and kill the infidels even more

  • Felicia Scott

    WTF is a “truck attack”? Please fix this headline to read islamic terror attack.

  • Bla Bla

    Wish I had found this earlier – surprised merkl and her dregs haven’t pulled this off of youtube yet… The merkl blocks don’t work!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=317&v=Ybveol56BNc