Amid growing anti-Islam protests, Merkel warns Germans not to be duped for far-right rhetoric

December 15, 2014 1:30 PM

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Amid growing anti-Islam protests, Merkel warns Germans not to be duped for far-right rhetoric

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Boyko Borissov, as part of a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Angela Merkel has warned Germans not to fall for far-right rhetoric, amid concern about the growing number of people flocking to anti-Islam demonstrations in the country. A group calling itself Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West, or PEGIDA, has staged weekly rallies in the eastern city of Dresden that have attracted growing numbers of supporters. Some 10,000 attended the protest last week and more are expected to attend again on Monday. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) (The Associated Press)

BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Germans on Monday not to be duped by far-right rhetoric, amid concern about the growing number of people flocking to anti-Islam demonstrations in the country.

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