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 police have been forced to ask whether they are harboring far-right sympathizers after a TV crew was prevented from filming at a rally. It's not the first time German security forces have come under suspicion.
Did Dresden police, at the behest of far-right protesters, block reporters from doing their work? The accusations are under investigation. Journalists in Germany, it seems, are increasingly being targeted by opponents.
While homophobia has seen a drastic decrease in Germany over the years, Islamophobia has remained stubbornly stagnant. A new Playboy poll has found that most Germans are opposed to mosques, hijab, and refugee homes.
Saxony authorities have admitted that the man who berated a camera crew during a far-right PEGIDA protest last week was a state police employee. German broadcaster ZDF called the incident a violation of press freedom.
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