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UK: Ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson leads PEGIDA UK rally in Birmingham01:35

UK: Ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson leads PEGIDA UK rally in Birmingham

United Kingdom, Birmingham
February 6, 2016 at 16:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of supporters of PEGIDA UK (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West) marched through the outskirts of Birmingham, Saturday, as part of a Europe-wide action against the 'Islamisation of Europe.'

Led by Tommy Robinson, the former head of the far-right English Defence League (EDL), protesters marched silently holding banners condemning refugees and Islam, with messages including "Trump is right" and "Rape culture is being imported."

Following the march, Robinson addressed the crowd, declaring that German Chancellor Angela Merkel "has let one and a half million, fighting-aged, war-hardened Muslim men into our country." Robinson added that "every politician in Europe" should be demanding for Merkel's resignation, due to her immigration policy.

The Europe-wide protests follow the signing of the ‘Prague Declaration’ agreement between anti-Muslim groups across Europe, during a meeting in Prague in late January. The 'Fortress Europe' coalition resulted from the meeting and expresses a commitment to oppose “political Islam” and reject the European Union, defending the right of all European nations to guard their sovereignty and borders.

Members of 'Fortress Europe' include various branches of PEGIDA, alongside the Czech Republic's Blok Proti Islamu (Anti-Islam Coalition) and Usvit - Narodni Koalice (Dawn - National Movement), Poland's Ruch Narodowy (National Movement), Italy's Lega Nord (Northern League), Slovakia's Odvaha (Courage) Party and the Estonian Eesti Konservatiivne Rahvaerakond (Conservative People's movement).

UK: Ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson leads PEGIDA UK rally in Birmingham01:35
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Hundreds of supporters of PEGIDA UK (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West) marched through the outskirts of Birmingham, Saturday, as part of a Europe-wide action against the 'Islamisation of Europe.'

Led by Tommy Robinson, the former head of the far-right English Defence League (EDL), protesters marched silently holding banners condemning refugees and Islam, with messages including "Trump is right" and "Rape culture is being imported."

Following the march, Robinson addressed the crowd, declaring that German Chancellor Angela Merkel "has let one and a half million, fighting-aged, war-hardened Muslim men into our country." Robinson added that "every politician in Europe" should be demanding for Merkel's resignation, due to her immigration policy.

The Europe-wide protests follow the signing of the ‘Prague Declaration’ agreement between anti-Muslim groups across Europe, during a meeting in Prague in late January. The 'Fortress Europe' coalition resulted from the meeting and expresses a commitment to oppose “political Islam” and reject the European Union, defending the right of all European nations to guard their sovereignty and borders.

Members of 'Fortress Europe' include various branches of PEGIDA, alongside the Czech Republic's Blok Proti Islamu (Anti-Islam Coalition) and Usvit - Narodni Koalice (Dawn - National Movement), Poland's Ruch Narodowy (National Movement), Italy's Lega Nord (Northern League), Slovakia's Odvaha (Courage) Party and the Estonian Eesti Konservatiivne Rahvaerakond (Conservative People's movement).

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