Refugees rallied in Würzburg against Islamist terrorism, carrying banners that read 'Not in my name' in response to Monday night's axe attack by a man who arrived in the country as an asylum seeker.

Most of the participants were young men from Syria, reported broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk. Along with Afghanistan, the country which the attacker is thought to come from, Syria is one of the countries with the most nationals seeking asylum in Germany.

Between 25 and 50 people, mainly refugees but also some volunteers, joined the march Wednesday lunchtime in the centre of the north Bavarian town.

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