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Thousands at far-right rally against Merkel migrant policy

Thousands of far-right protesters have rallied in the eastern German city of Leipzig against the record refugee influx they blamed for sexual violence against women at New Year's Eve festivities.

Jan 12, 2016, 07:23 AM IST

'Merkel out!': PEGIDA supporters vent ire post Cologne attacks

Chanting "Merkel out" and waving German flags, supporters of the xenophobic PEGIDA movement vented their anger today against migrants after a rash of sexual assaults in the western city of Cologne. Carrying banners and signs bearing slogans like "Rapefugees not welcome", the far-right protesters took aim at Merkel, accusing her of allowing migrants to running amok in Germany through her liberal stance towards those fleeing war.

Jan 09, 2016, 22:45 PM IST

One seriously hurt as thousands mass in Dresden

Tens of thousands of people massed today in the eastern German city of Dresden in counter rallies over the anti-migrant movement PEGIDA, with one demonstrator left seriously injured in a brief clash between the two sides.

Oct 20, 2015, 04:16 AM IST

Ex-chief of German anti-euro party starts new eurosceptic group

 Bernd Lucke, who had quit the anti-euro Alternative for Germany (AfD) he led over what he described as the group`s increasingly xenophobic views, on Sunday founded a new eurosceptic party.

Jul 20, 2015, 00:42 AM IST

UK`s first `anti-Islamisation` rally dwarfed by counter-demo

An estimated 375 people turned out for the Germany-based PEGIDA movement`s first demonstration in Britain on Saturday, but were outnumbered by a 2,000-strong crowd of counter-protesters, police said.

Feb 28, 2015, 22:09 PM IST

Germany`s PEGIDA leader steps down after `Hitler selfie`

The leader of Germany`s 'anti-Islamisation" movement PEGIDA stepped down Wednesday after a picture emerged of him sporting a Hitler-style haircut and moustache, along with racist slurs he posted on Facebook.

Jan 22, 2015, 03:13 AM IST

Germany`s 'anti-Islamisation' PEGIDA leader steps down after `Hitler selfie`

The leader of Germany`s "anti-Islamisation" movement PEGIDA stepped down Wednesday after a picture emerged of him sporting a Hitler-style haircut and moustache, along with racist slurs he posted on Facebook.

Jan 22, 2015, 00:19 AM IST

Photo of German anti-Islam leader in Hitler pose surfaces

A photo of the founder of Germany's new anti-"Islamisation" movement showing him wearing an Adolf Hitler-like moustache and hair style surfaced in German media today.

Jan 21, 2015, 17:56 PM IST

Thousands march against PEGIDA in Germany

 More than 17,000 anti-racism demonstrators took to the streets in several German cities on Monday to voice opposition to the PEGIDA anti-Islamic movement, whose own weekly rally was cancelled over a terrorism threat.

Jan 20, 2015, 09:54 AM IST

EU holds talks on terror threat after Paris attacks

Europe was on high alert on Monday as the suspected mastermind of a jihadist cell in Belgium remained at large and jittery authorities blocked anti-Islamist rallies in Germany and France.

Jan 19, 2015, 11:12 AM IST

Less than one in five Germans back anti-Islam movement: Poll

Around three-quarters of Germans reject a new anti-Islamic movement that has drawn thousands on to the streets in recent months for weekly populist protests, a poll showed Friday.

Jan 16, 2015, 19:08 PM IST

Germany grapples with rise of anti-foreigner movement

Germany`s Nazi past has so far prevented the far-right gaining a lasting political foothold but the country now faces an emergent populist movement akin to those in other European countries, analysts say.

Jan 15, 2015, 21:18 PM IST

Anti-Islamist movement PEGIDA surfaces in Spain

An anti-Islamic movement that is growing in Germany has opened a branch in Spain following last weeks attacks in France, the group said Wednesday.

Jan 14, 2015, 22:11 PM IST

Anti-Islamist PEGIDA surfaces in Switzerland

An anti-Islamic movement that id growing in Germany has established a Swiss wing and is planning a demonstration in the wealthy Alpine country next month.

Jan 12, 2015, 23:05 PM IST

35,000 protest in Germany against anti-Islamic rallies: Organisers

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets Saturday in the German city of Dresden in a rally against the anti-Islamic marches that are expected to keep growing after this week`s jihadist violence in France.

Jan 10, 2015, 23:49 PM IST

Germany PEGIDA protests: Anti-Islamic sentiment spreads across Europe

Germany has become the latest European country to witness mass anti-Islamic protests which have grown increasingly common across the continent.

Jan 07, 2015, 09:07 AM IST

Tabloid, prominent Germans condemn anti-Muslim rallies

Top-selling German tabloid Bild and 50 prominent Germans called on Tuesday for an end to what they see as rising xenophobia, a day after thousands of protesters in several German cities rallied against Muslim immigration. 

Jan 06, 2015, 15:39 PM IST

German anti-migrant march draws highest turnout, opponents rally

 A record 18,000 people turned out on Monday for an anti-immigrant rally by a right-wing populist movement, ignoring a call by Chancellor Angela Merkel to snub such street protests.

Jan 06, 2015, 02:41 AM IST

Cologne Cathedral to turn out the lights in protest at anti-Muslim march

One of Germany`s most famous landmarks, Cologne Cathedral, will be plunged into darkness on Monday evening in protest at a march by a growing grass-roots anti-Muslim movement through the western German city, cathedral authorities said.

Jan 02, 2015, 17:30 PM IST

Record 17,000 rally against `Islamisation` in Germany

A record 17,000 anti-Islamic protesters rallied for their tenth demonstration in as many weeks Monday in eastern Germany, celebrating the rise of their far-right movement by singing Christmas carol

Dec 23, 2014, 00:44 AM IST