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Germany: PEGIDA's first demo since Lutz Bachmann's resignation00:47

Germany: PEGIDA's first demo since Lutz Bachmann's resignation

Germany, Dresden
January 25, 2015 at 17:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Kathrin Oertel, the new leader of PEGIDA movement (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West), accused the media of lying in Dresden on Sunday.

Speaking in front of around 17,000 PEGIDA followers at the demonstration, which is usually held on Mondays, she complained that the movement is being perceived wrongly by society - blaming politicians and the media for distorting their image.

Sunday's rally was the first PEGIDA gathering after Lutz Bachmann's (PEGIDA's ex-leader and co-founder) resignation. Last Monday's demo was cancelled after Dresden police announced that a concrete threat had been made to target a PEGIDA leader.

Bachmann resigned on 21 January after a photo of him posing as Hitler emerged in two German newspapers, popular daily Bild among them. The papers also published statements of Bachmann calling refugees "scumbags" and "animals" in online comments.

Germany: PEGIDA's first demo since Lutz Bachmann's resignation00:47
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Kathrin Oertel, the new leader of PEGIDA movement (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West), accused the media of lying in Dresden on Sunday.

Speaking in front of around 17,000 PEGIDA followers at the demonstration, which is usually held on Mondays, she complained that the movement is being perceived wrongly by society - blaming politicians and the media for distorting their image.

Sunday's rally was the first PEGIDA gathering after Lutz Bachmann's (PEGIDA's ex-leader and co-founder) resignation. Last Monday's demo was cancelled after Dresden police announced that a concrete threat had been made to target a PEGIDA leader.

Bachmann resigned on 21 January after a photo of him posing as Hitler emerged in two German newspapers, popular daily Bild among them. The papers also published statements of Bachmann calling refugees "scumbags" and "animals" in online comments.

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