Lutz Bachmann, a leading figure of the German anti-immigrant group PEGIDA has gone on trial in Dresden. He is being accused of inciting hatred after he referred to refugees as "cattle" and "garbage."
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."
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 group that calls itself PEGIDA attracted international attention when it began its Monday marches in Dresden in late 2014. But where is the far-right group now, and what do they stand for?
The founder of the xenophobic PEGIDA movement must pay 9,600 euros for dubbing refugees "cattle," "garbage" and a "dirty bunch." He has since relocated to Tenerife, where local officials have said he is unwelcome.
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