They refuse to be intimidated.
New anti-Islam march draws 17,000 people
Published: 25 Jan 2015 22:20 GMT+01:00
The new demonstration in Dresden came after Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier voiced concern that the group’s anti-Muslim sentiments were harming Germany’s image.
Police estimated that 17,000 people had turned up for the rally. Many carried signs saying “They don’t do anything, they move here and they deal”, “For a sovereign country”, “Honest people, get up at last” and “Thank you Pegida”.
There were also chants of “We are the people”, a reference to the spontaneous movements that preceded the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.