23:22 GMT06 August 2020
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    Up to nine members of the far-right Identitarian Movement group mounted on top of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Saturday to hold protest against influx of migrants to the country, Der Tagesspiegel newspaper reported, citing police.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The activists unrolled a banner of the group and distributed leaflets calling to stop Islamization of Germany.

    Participants of the protest action were identified by police and face charges of inciting ethnic hatred and violating the German constitution, the media outlet added.

    Over 1.1 million migrants and refugees entered Germany in 2015 after Europe was hit by a flow of mostly Middle Eastern and North African refugees fleeing war and poverty in their home countries.

    A wave of anti-migration sentiments surged in Germany after hundreds of women in Cologne and other cities across the country were robbed and sexually assaulted by groups of aggressive men, believed to be mostly of Arab and North African origin, on New Year's Eve in 2015.

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