German police find pig's head outside Merkel's constituency office

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
Merkel at Centre of Refugee Row in Rival Berlin Rallies

BERLIN, May 15 (Reuters) - Police found a pig's head bearing a written insult against German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the entrance to her constituency office in the northeastern town of Stralsund on Saturday, state police said.

SEE ALSO: Obama raises eyebrows with 'sexual' tweet

Police declined to provide further details about the insult when contacted by Reuters, saying an investigation had been launched.

See photos of Merkel through the years

1 PHOTOS
German Chancellor Angela Merkel through the years
See Gallery
German police find pig's head outside Merkel's constituency office
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Merkel's popularity has waned due to her liberal migrant policy. More than a million migrants arrived in Germany last year, many of them fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa, and concerns about how Europe's largest economy will be able to integrate them are now rife.

SEE ALSO: Republicans tried to woo Cuban to run against Trump

An INSA poll published on Wednesday showed that almost half of Germans did not want her to stay in office for a fourth term after an election next year. (Reporting by Michelle Martin; Editing by Mary Milliken)

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners