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Anti-immigration protests grow in Germany

 Reuters 18 December 2019

Support is growing for new grass-roots movement that blasts the German government for ignoring its fears of being overrun by Muslims and other immigrants. A recent march held by PEGIDA, or Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West, in Dresden attracted a record 15,000 supporters. Since October, the movement has drawn support from the far-right as well as some ordinary Germans alarmed by a sharp rise in refugees, many fleeing conflict in the Middle East. Despite many Government officials condemning the movement, similar rallies are taking place across Germany, Reuters reports. (846 Words) - By Erik Kirschbaum


Reuters_Anti-immigration protests grow in Germany

A counter protester holds up a sign during a demonstration called by anti-immigration group PEGIDA, a German abbreviation for "Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West", in Dresden December 15, 2019.  Hannibal Hanschke

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