By the action contributed 15 thousand people, while 6000 Germans took to the streets to express their disagreement with the position of the protesters.
December 15 in the German city of Dresden held anti-government protest against the policy of receiving refugees from Muslim countries and other migrants. Reported by the international media.
The action was attended by about 15 thousand. People. In addition, 6 thousand. Germans took to the streets to express their disagreement with the position of the protesters.
The movement that calls itself PEGIDA, or “patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West”, joined the extreme right, and simple Germans, alarmed by a sharp increase in the number of refugees fleeing the conflict in the Middle East.
“Politicians in Germany lost touch with the people and that is why they can not understand what is happening here,” – said the leader of Lutz Bachmann, who accused the media alcoholism and drug trafficking.
Protesters chanted: “If you do not like Germany, leave it” and “We the people” – the slogan used by demonstrators in East Germany, whose shares have led to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
They also held banners reading “Stop the abuse of our system of social welfare workers,” “We long for our country.”
The number of people seeking asylum in Germany, grew to 200 thousand. This year, partly because of the influx of Syrians – the highest rate of Western countries.
Minister of Justice of Germany Heiko Maas called antymihrantskyy movement shame for the country.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned all forms of xenophobia and stressed that Germany needs immigrants that would help overcome the demographic crisis due to one of the lowest birth rates in Europe.
Earlier, it was reported that the German government eased restrictions for refugees.