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Germany: AfD and PEGIDA hold joint rally in Zwickau03:49

Germany: AfD and PEGIDA hold joint rally in Zwickau

Germany, Zwickau
April 30, 2018 at 19:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party and anti-Islam PEGIDA organisation held a joint rally in Zwickau, Saxony on Monday, drawing around 200 supporters near the Alter Gasometer. The rally was held under the motto 'Courage Towards The Truth'.

The protesters exhibited numerous German flags and placards against Chancellor Angela Merkel, as they listened to speeches from AfD politicians such as Bjoern Hoecke, Andre Poggenburg and Janin Klatt-Eberle.

The rally also prompted a counter-demonstration, organised by local antifa activists, who set up a camp close to the far-right rally. Despite the vicinity of the oposing groups. The high number of police officers succeeded in keeping both sets at a safe enough distance.

Germany: AfD and PEGIDA hold joint rally in Zwickau03:49
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Far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party and anti-Islam PEGIDA organisation held a joint rally in Zwickau, Saxony on Monday, drawing around 200 supporters near the Alter Gasometer. The rally was held under the motto 'Courage Towards The Truth'.

The protesters exhibited numerous German flags and placards against Chancellor Angela Merkel, as they listened to speeches from AfD politicians such as Bjoern Hoecke, Andre Poggenburg and Janin Klatt-Eberle.

The rally also prompted a counter-demonstration, organised by local antifa activists, who set up a camp close to the far-right rally. Despite the vicinity of the oposing groups. The high number of police officers succeeded in keeping both sets at a safe enough distance.

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