Pitchforks in the air.
Thousands march through German city holding crucifixes and shouting ‘Merkel out!’ during anti-Islam protest against the huge influx of migrants coming into the country
Out in force: Thousands of anti-immigration protesters protesters marched through the streets of a German city in the latest demonstration against the huge influx of refugees
- 8,000 people joined the anti-Islam Pegida movement for protest in Dresden
- Latest rally against Merkel’s decision to allow million refugees into country
- Prosecutors open probe into group’s founder Lutz Bachmann for slander
- He said justice minister was the ‘worst spiritual fire raiser’ since Goebbels
Thousands of anti-immigration protesters marched through the streets of a German city in the latest demonstration against the huge influx of refugees.
Around 8,000 people joined the anti-Islam Pegida movement for a rally in Dresden over Angela Merkel’s decision to allow up to one million migrants into the country this year.
Some demonstrators held crucifixes and upside-down German flags while others shouted ‘Merkel out!’ alongside doctored images of the German Chancellor in a burqa and a Nazi outfit.
The group’s leaders, who have been described by German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere as ‘hard right-wing extremists’, are demanding an immediate end to the policy.
Demonstrators hold an illuminated cross and German flags upside-down during a demonstration of PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West) in Dresden, eastern Germany, on Monday