Merkel has allowed the prosecution of the satirist who mocked Turkish president Erdogan to go ahead. At the same time, she has said she thinks the law on which the prosecution will be based should be changed. Permitting the prosecution has provoked an extremely hostile reaction in Germany, however, across the political spectrum from left and right. Even the leftists who have been applauding Merkel for her pro-"refugee" policy are disgusted.
People are saying this is the end of Merkel's chancellorship. Good news.