"Los Angeles stands with the people of Germany in their grief and sorrow following today's horrific attack on a Christmas market in Berlin. We mourn those lives lost.
This is a time of year where people everywhere --- and of many faiths --- turn their focus to all that is good in our world, and recommit themselves to the love and understanding that lies at the core of our humanity. Inhumane and evil acts like today's cowardly attack cannot be allowed to diminish our resolve to live those ideals. And we will never abandon the values of brotherhood and sisterhood that the enemies of peace seek to take away." – Mayor Eric Garcetti