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    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1819)

    Dozens of activists were arrested on Saturday at the Pegida anti-islamization movement rallies across several European countries, media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Tens of thousands of activists in Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, the Netherlands, France, Ireland and Britain protested the growing number of Muslim migrants arriving in Europe.

    According to RT, about 8,000 anti-immigration and anti-islamization protesters gathered in Dresden.

    Pegida, an acronym for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West, began organizing rallies in its home city of Dresden in October 2014, attracting hundreds and later thousands of supporters.

    The far-right German movement gained support in many member states of the European Union amid rising anti-migrant sentiment as Europe faces its biggest refugee crisis since World War II.

    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1819)


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