The face-to-face was tense. Thousands of supporters and opponents of German populist movement pegida , at the tip of discontent against the influx of refugees in the country, have faced Monday night Dresden , to occasion of the first anniversary of this training. A pegida activist was attacked by “one or more unknown” while on his way to the scene of the event, said the city police on Twitter. Beaten, he is in serious condition.
Important police deployment
According to local media, nearly 20,000 people gathered on a square in the center of Dresden’s call “European Patriots against the Islamization of the West “(pegida, in German), established October 20, 2014 at the same location.
At the same time, about 13,000 against demonstrators participated in various parades in the city to denounce the populist movement. “Merkel, out!”, Could be read on placards, German Chancellor became the target privileged sympathizers pegida because of its policy of opening to hundreds of thousands of migrants in recent months, as perceived pegida a threat to Germany. The country expects up to a million for all of 2015, a record.
Monday night, the head of pegida, Lutz Bachmann has called Angela Merkel of “dictator” before the crowd, calling Dresden – Historic stronghold pegida – to be the “center of resistance” in politics the German government. The cons-demonstrations converged on their part to rally pegida, amid a large deployment of police forces working to prevent clashes between the two camps.
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