Supporters of the anti-Islam movement PEGIDA rally in Munich and Berlin, as Dresden police ban outdoor rallies because of a threat attack against a PEGIDA leader. Mana Rabiee reports.
Supporters of the German anti-Islam movement PEGIDA show their defiance with rallies in Munich and Berlin. This, after police in Dresden banned outdoor gatherings on Monday just when the group was planning a rally there .... on the heels of its massive rally last week that drew 25,000 people. The name PEGIDA stands for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West. Police say they banned outdoor rallies on Monday because of a concrete threat of attack against a PEGIDA leader. The group's been in the spotlight after reaction to the Paris attacks by Islamist militants, but others in Germany launched their own counter demonstrations against the movement to speak up against what they say is racism and xenophobia. Some 12,000 people came to this rally in Munich as a counter protest against the PEGIDA movement. The general consensus, from the counter-protesters here was that PEGIDA was a joke and should be treated as one. Anti-PEGIDA protesters at this event say they'll convey their message of tolerance with humor and a carnival-like celebrations.