Thousands Stage Anti-Islam Protest in Germany

December 22, 2014 7:52 PM

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Thousands of people have gathered in the eastern German city of Dresden for the latest in a series of anti-Islam demonstrations that have alarmed the country's politicians.

Police estimated that some 17,500 people attended Monday's rally by the group calling itself Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West, or PEGIDA ? organized this week as a carol-singing gathering in front of the Semperoper opera house.

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