Pegida has staged a number of organized protest rallies against what it perceives as a threat to public safety engendered by an increased influence of Islam on Western culture. Similar protests have taken place in Germany, as well as in Austria, France and Switzerland. The movement has been condemned by many German officials, with anti-Pegida demonstrations regularly held in Germany.
Former Foreign Legion Leader Christian Piquemal arrested in the French port city of Calais among some 20 other participants of an anti-Islamization rally, will appear in court on Monday, media reported.
A total of 20 people were detained in the Dutch capital Amsterdam during Saturday's rally by the Pegida anti-islamization movement, local media said Sunday.
Dozens of activists were arrested on Saturday at the Pegida anti-islamization movement rallies across several European countries, media reported.
The Pegida anti-Islamization movement is holding rallies across several European countries on Saturday, its central rally taking place in the German city of Dresden, local media said Saturday.
An anti-Pegida protest has begun in Germany's Dresden ahead of the anti-Islamization movement's Saturday rally due to be held across Europe, local media reported.
Three police officers and a journalist were injured during the riots in Cologne, which took place during and after rallies by the anti-Islamic movement Pegida and its rival "Cologne against Right-wingers" were dispersed by police on Saturday, local media reported.
Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) said Wednesday it was seeking to keep the right-wing party Alternative for Germany (AfD) and anti-Islamization Pegida group under surveillance.
The anti-Islamization Pegida movement, which emerged in Germany, expanded its activities to the United Kingdom and launched its first branch in the country, local media reported Tuesday.
Some 2,000 people took to streets of the German city of Frankfurt to protest against a demonstration held by anti-Islamization Pegida movement, local media reported.
Police arrested at least 140 people at a major demonstration in Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava, where thousands of right-wing protesters gathered to rally against the inflow of migrants from Africa and the Middle East, RT reports, citing local media.
Anti-Islam groups have organized a protest in Dudley, England, opposing plans to build a new mosque in town and claiming that mosques in the United Kingdom are responsible for spreading extremist views, RT reports.
German far-right activists have called on their supporters to mobilize outside the parliament in Berlin on May 9, the anniversary of Nazi Germany's defeat, with some protesters planning to "Storm the Reichstag," German authorities have said.
The movement's offshoot Legida will hold a similar demonstration in the city of Leipzig. Counter-demonstrations for tolerance, organized by NoLegida and "Leipzig nimmt Platz", are also expected.
The German-based anti-Islamization group Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (Pegida) dismissed the report that after a demonstration in Dresden on Monday some 100 Pegida supporters tried to storm a refugee camp.
The German-founded Pegida movement was presenting its first demonstration in Newcastle, England on Saturday.
Leipzig city and Saxony state authorities appear to be at odds over the banning of the latest demonstration of the anti-immigration group Legida in the city.
Head of PACE Monitoring Committee said Pegida's discontent over European immigration policies was the reason why the movement had organized a demonstration in Vienna.
Spanish branch of the Dresden-based Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (Pegida) movement says the resignation of the organization's leaders will not have a profound negative impact on it. So far, five senior members of the movement's leadership have stepped down.