Germany's anti-Islam PEGIDA march canceled due to attack threat

January 18, 2015 1:27 PM

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Germany's anti-Islam PEGIDA march canceled due to attack threat

BERLIN (Reuters) - A march by the German anti-Islam PEGIDA movement in the eastern city of Dresden planned for Monday has been canceled due to a concrete threat of an attack against one of its leaders at the weekly rally, police in Dresden said on Sunday.

Confirming an announcement made on PEGIDA's facebook page, a spokesman for the Dresden police said that they had placed a "general ban" on all public gatherings on Monday. That included the group that calls itself "Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West".

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