Germany's anti-Islamic organization Pegida held rallies in several European cities Saturday to protest against mass immigration and what it calls the “Islamization” of Europe.
Several thousand supporters of Pegida, which is the German acronym for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the Occident, demonstrated in Dresden, Germany, the movement's birthplace.
Riot police clashed with demonstrators in Amsterdam, where about 200 Pegida supporters held their first protest in the Dutch capital. The riot police, who outnumbered both the Pegida supporters and those protesting against it, intervened to separate the opposing sides and detained several people from both groups.
In Birmingham, Pegida held its first official march in Britain, although it involved fewer than 200 participants. Its coordinator, Tommy Robinson, said that the last year’s influx of 1½ million immigrants should not be repeated.
"The more Islam, the less freedom. That is the reality," he said. "I don't believe that we should be bringing in last year 1½ million young, fighting age, Muslim men into Germany. Six hundred thousand of them have gone missing, 150,000 from Sweden. We don't know who they are, what their motives are in Europe. We have already seen 130 people killed by so-called refugees in France. We have a big problem."Read the rest of the story HERE and view related videos below:
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