BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel described as a "horrible incident" a deadly stabbing in the eastern city of Chemnitz but said violent protests that followed on Monday were unacceptable.

"That was a horrible incident," she told a news conference in Berlin, adding: "What we saw afterwards is something that has no place in a state under the rule of law."

(Reporting by Michael Nienaber; Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Maria Sheahan)

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