10,000 protest in German city against anti-migrant group

Published October 22, 2018, 11:11 AM

by Patrick Garcia

By the Associated Press
BERLIN (AP) — German police say about 10,000 people have taken part in a protest against the anti-migrant group PEGIDA in the eastern city of Dresden.\

People take part in a rally of PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West) in Dresden, Germany, Sunday, Oct.21, 2018. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer/ MANILA BULLETIN)
People take part in a rally of PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West) in Dresden, Germany, Sunday, Oct.21, 2018. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Mainstream parties, labor unions and civil society groups staged a march with the slogan “heart not hatred.”

PEGIDA, whose name stands for Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West, celebrated its fourth birthday Sunday.

German news agency dpa reported that the group held a separate rally in Dresden, attended by about 5,000 people.

 
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