Germany's controversial anti-immigrant movement PEGIDA has celebrated its first anniversary in Dresden with a big demonstration that attracted some 15,000 people. The controversial movement is against what it calls the Islamization of Europe.
Two days before the new Bundestag convenes, protesters called on the German government not to tolerate right-wing hatred. The message was clearly directed at the far-right Alternative for Germany party.
Hate speech vilifying foreigners two years ago has cost the far-right author Akif Pirincci a hefty fine. It’s been imposed by a Dresden court in Saxony, where the far-right AfD topped voting on Sunday.
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.
A German court has ruled Dusseldorf's mayor had no right to cut outside lighting on public buildings during a right-wing rally. It also said he violated the law in urging citizens to participate in a counterprotest.
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