Influx of asylum seekers raises tension in Germany
BERLIN (AP) - Daniel Krawczyk is convinced bad things will happen to his Berlin neighbourhood once the refugees move in.
"They'll break into our basements," he said, "steal our kids' cell phones, bring crime and violence and take away our jobs."
The 29-year-old janitor in the eastern outskirts of Berlin is among many locals up in arms over the city's plans to turn an empty high school into a centre for up to 400 asylum seekers, part of growing opposition to refugee shelters across the country.
The boat-is-full mentality in Germany is finding an echo in the government.