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Germany: Watch PEGIDA activist RAGE against Germany's political system01:16

Germany: Watch PEGIDA activist RAGE against Germany's political system

Germany, Dresden
January 25, 2015 at 08:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Leif Hansen, a PEGIDA activist (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West), who is known for his long-term lobbying for referendums, expressed his rage against the political system at a PEGIDA demonstration on Dresden's Theaterplatz on Sunday.

Speaking in front of around 17,000 PEGIDA followers, which is usually held on Mondays, he promoted referendums as a solution for the 'political catastrophe' he alleged Germany is in. He also slammed the electoral system saying that all votes need to be counted in order to establish a fair political process.

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: Watch PEGIDA activist RAGE against Germany's political system01:16
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Leif Hansen, a PEGIDA activist (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West), who is known for his long-term lobbying for referendums, expressed his rage against the political system at a PEGIDA demonstration on Dresden's Theaterplatz on Sunday.

Speaking in front of around 17,000 PEGIDA followers, which is usually held on Mondays, he promoted referendums as a solution for the 'political catastrophe' he alleged Germany is in. He also slammed the electoral system saying that all votes need to be counted in order to establish a fair political process.

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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