Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel was greeted on Monday by whistles and shouts of "Get out" after arriving in Dresden -- birthplace of xenophobic movement Pegida -- for German reunification celebrations.

The angry crowd in the east German city also waved signs saying "Merkel must go".

The German leader has been under pressure at home over her liberal refugee policy that saw an influx of nearly one million migrants last year.

Dresden is hosting national celebrations to mark 26 years since the reunification of East and West Germany, with the chancellor and President Joachim Gauck in attendance.

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