Thousands of mourners chanted 'Nazis out' at vigils for victims of the far-right mass shooting in Hanau, Germany

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Thousands of people have gathered at vigils in Germany where they not only honored the victims of a far-right mass shooting, but also protested racism.

On Wednesday night, a gunman posted a racist and extremist manifesto online, before going on a killing spree that killed nine people at two hookah bars in Hanau. He was later found dead as was his mother, in what police believe is a murder-suicide.

The victims had a "migrant background," but some were German citizens, a chief proscutor said, noting the attacker's screed and video footage revealed "a very deeply racist attitude."

Shaken by the bloodshed, people carried candles, roses, and signs that read "Take racism personally," "Never again!" and "No place for racism." The crowd also chanted "Nazis out!"

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Thousands of people have flocked to vigils across Germany to honor the nine people gunned down in Hanau on Wednesday and to take a stance against racism.

People gathered in the central German city that was shaken by the far-right bloodshed, carrying candles and roses, while crowds in Frankfurt and Berlin toted signs, reading, "Take racism personally," "Never again!" and "No place for racism," AFP reported. Frankfurt's Eintracht football team also held a minute of silence before the start of its Europa League match against RB Salzburg.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 9 items to avoid buying at CostcoSee Also:50-year-olds can have the brains of 25-year-olds if they meditate, memory and decision-making research showsThese are the victims of the far-right mass shooting in Germany, including a pregnant mother, and 22-year-old who just finished studyingHere's what living in a tiny house is really like, according to people who traded their homes for minimalism