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Germany: 2,500 stage anti-refugee protest in Cottbus02:44

Germany: 2,500 stage anti-refugee protest in Cottbus

Germany, Cottbus
February 3, 2018 at 22:05 GMT -00:00 · Published

Around 2,500 protesters participated in an anti-refugee protest in Cottbus on Saturday, organised by the right-wing 'Zukunft Heimat' association.

The protesters marched through Cottbus while holding placards and chanting against Chancellor Angela Merkel and Islam.

Present at the anti-refugee protest was also Pegida founder Lutz Bachman, who remarked "nothing will be changed if we don’t show our faces and open our mouths. It is a very simple history. Staying together makes us stronger."

The protest follows tensions and violence in the area, including an alleged knife attack by Syrian teenagers last month in which a German teenage boy was injured.

Germany: 2,500 stage anti-refugee protest in Cottbus02:44
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Around 2,500 protesters participated in an anti-refugee protest in Cottbus on Saturday, organised by the right-wing 'Zukunft Heimat' association.

The protesters marched through Cottbus while holding placards and chanting against Chancellor Angela Merkel and Islam.

Present at the anti-refugee protest was also Pegida founder Lutz Bachman, who remarked "nothing will be changed if we don’t show our faces and open our mouths. It is a very simple history. Staying together makes us stronger."

The protest follows tensions and violence in the area, including an alleged knife attack by Syrian teenagers last month in which a German teenage boy was injured.

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