Merkel condemns racism as Dresden anti-Islam marches grow

December 12, 2014 2:06 PM

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Merkel condemns racism as Dresden anti-Islam marches grow

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned a series of anti-Muslim demonstrations centered on the eastern city of Dresden, saying via an aide on Friday that there was "no place in Germany" for hatred of Muslims or any other religious or racial group.

"In the name of the government and the chancellor I can say quite clearly that there is no place in Germany for religious hatred, no matter which religion people belong to," said the chancellor's spokeswoman, Christiane Wirtz.

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