German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train
Police in a German city have been forced to ask the public to stop bringing donations for arriving refugees after being inundated with food, clothes and toys in an overwhelming show of support.
This morning, Polizei München’s official account tweeted that around 590 refugees were at the city’s main train station, adding: “Anyone who wants to help is welcome.”
They could scarcely have predicted the huge response that followed within just minutes, as hundreds more migrants continued to disembark at the Hauptbahnhof
Little over an hour after police announced the refugees’ arrival, they wrote that they were being inundated by volunteers with food, drink and nappies for babies, adding: “We think it’s great!”
Shortly before 11am, officers confirmed that the aid was continuing to flow in.
A Twitter post read: “More refugees are arriving at the Hauptbahnhof in Munich – help from the public isn’t stopping. Class!”
Volunteers prepare toiletries for migrants arriving train station in Munich on 1 September
By 1pm, police and local authorities transferring the refugees to reception centres had more than they needed and the Twitter account issued a polite request for people to “please bring no more items” as they were “overwhelmed”.
To clarify, a second post read: “The existing donations for the refugees present and those still coming are sufficient. Thank you Munich.”
It was followed by similar statements in English but as offers of help continued, police shared contact details for the city council for those still wishing to donate.
For More: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/german-police-forced-to-ask-public-to-stop-bringing-donations-for-refugees-arriving-by-train-10481522.html