The anti-Islam PEGIDA movement is marking 2 years in the German state of Saxony. The group coalesced on fears of the islamization of Germany. The PEGIDA protests have given rise to counter-demonstrations calling for tolerance and acceptance
Saxony state prosecutors have attracted anger after ruling that a gallows "reserved for Angela Merkel" could be put on sale, because it was art. Legal experts say the decision betrays a failure of the rule of law.
Rain and technical issues dampened a demonstration in Dresden to mark the third anniversary of the anti-Islam movement PEGIDA. Thousands of others held a counter-demonstration "for a Dresden without racism."
The ex-AfD chief has made her first public outing as the leader of a new "movement" - the Blue Party. Frauke Petry's watered-down nationalism seemed to appeal to her audience in the eastern state of Saxony.
The far-right AfD party did astonishingly well in the state of Saxony. In cities like Pirna and Görlitz, theaters and orchestras use art to combat the populist party, teaching children and teens about tolerance.
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