Several thousand people gather in Dresden for an anti-immigration demonstration organised by rightwing movement PEGIDA. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Several thousand sympathisers of the anti-immigration movement PEGIDA gather in Dresden criticising the German government for ignoring fears of mass Muslim immigration. A rapidly growing number of refugees entering Germany in the past months has rejuvenated the ranks of the previously dwindling right wing gatherings. The rallies of PEGIDA and its local affiliates initially peaked in November and December 2014, spreading rapidly across Germany, and but then lost impetus during the following months. While foreigners are relatively scarce in Dresden and the Saxony region compared to other parts of Germany, Dresden remains to be a hub of rightwing protests in Germany. The number of asylum-seekers in Germany has surged to an expected one million overall in 2015, and given rise to criticism of Chancellor Angela Merkel spreading into the parties supporting her government.