Roughly 20,000 anti-migrant protestors took to the streets on Monday evening in the eastern German city of Dresden.They accused German Chancellor Angela Merkel of “treason” for her policy of opening doors to a surge of asylum seekers.
The demonstrators were mostly supporters of the xenophobic movement PEGIDA. Monday’s rally marked the one year anniversary of its founding.PEGIDA stands for Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the Occident.
Meanwhile, about 14,000 demonstrators marched in protest against Pegida on the same night.They called for more openness and compassion.
German politicians have warned the public of the PEGIDA rally and expressed growing concern overan an escalation of anti-immigrant violence.