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Germany's Merkel Vows to Uphold Protest Rights After Terror Threat

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she had a duty to protect the right to demonstrate in Germany, regardless of the issue, and offered federal security support after an anti-Islam march was canceled because of a terrorist threat. Police in the eastern city of Dresden banned all outdoor public gatherings on Monday, including one by the “Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West” (PEGIDA) -- a group that attracted 25,000 people to its rally last week. The weekly...

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