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Protest against far-right politician at anti-Islam rally in Dresden

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Several hundred people demonstrated in the eastern German city of Dresden on Monday, against a planned appearance by a far-right politician at an event organized by the anti-asylum and xenophobic Pegida movement. A broad alliance of politicians and initiatives had called for the protest against Alternative for Germany (AfD) member Bjoern Hoecke, who leads the party’s extremist Der Fluegel (The Wing) faction. Within sight and earshot of the Pegida event at the main railway station, the counterdemonstrators repeatedly drew loud attention to themselves. The police secured the event with a large n…

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