EU: PEGIDA demonstrations in Germany, Belgium and soon the Netherlands

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German police fire water cannons to disperse protesters amid clashes in Cologne (Deutsche Welle, link): "Police in the western German city of Cologne have broken up a protest by the "anti-Islamization" group PEGIDA. Water cannons were used to disperse demonstrators protesting after the New Year's Eve attacks on women."

And see:

  • BELGIUM: 300 Pegida supporters take to the streets in Antwerp (Expatica, link): "Some 300 people joined a Pegida march in Antwerp yesterday. The anti-Islam movement Pegida, which originated in Germany, is aimed against the Islam and what it calls "the Islamisation of Europe". Protesters in Antwerp were addressed by Filip Dewinter of the far-right Vlaams Belang."
  • NETHERLANDS: Anti-Islam Pegida cleared to hold Amsterdam demo (Dutch News, link): "Amsterdam’s mayor Eberhard van der Laan has given the go-ahead to a demonstration by anti-Islam movement Pegida in the Dutch capital in February."

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