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PEGIDA - Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the Occident (or "West") - is a Dresden-based movement which has been organizing public demonstrations since October 2014.
The group calling itself "Patriotische Europäer gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes" was founded by Lutz Bachmann and drew support across the country, with citizens taking to the streets in local marches set up by PEGIDA offshoots. It provoked criticism and major counter-demonstrations as well, often outnumbering the original marchers. This page collates recent DW content with PEGIDA among the keywords.
The resentments at play over migrants in Germany have reached a dangerous level following the stabbing of a German man. In Chemnitz DW's Jefferson Chase also saw how the far-right protesters are co-opting German history.
Neo-Nazis and far-right supporters have gathered for another night of protests in the city of Chemnitz. The anti-migrant protests were allegedly triggered by the stabbing of a German man. A prison worker has now been suspended for leaking details of the killing to extremist groups. Brent Goff spoke with Andreas Nick, a member of parliament for Chancellor Merkel's party.
Germany's far-right AfD party and the anti-Islam Pegida movement have announced a joint rally in the eastern city of Chemnitz. This follows violent demonstrations there over the last few days, triggered by the fatal stabbing of a German man.