Thou­sands mark two years of anti-mi­grant Pegida

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Thou­sands of protesters massed in the eastern Ger­man city of Dres­den on Oc­to­ber 16 to mark the sec­ond an­niver­sary of the anti-mi­grant and Is­lam­o­pho­bic move­ment Pegida. Car­ry­ing flags bear­ing slo­gans like “Refugees not wel­come”, the crowd chanted “Merkel must go” as they railed against the al­most 900,000 asy­lum seek­ers who ar­rived in Ger­many last year. No vi­o­lence had bro­ken out so far at the rally, po­lice said, while in­de­pen­dent re­search group Durchgeza­ehlt es­ti­mated turnout at be­tween 6500 and 8500 peo­ple – far less than the 20,000 who joined the an­niver­sary rally a year ago.

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