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Rallies held across Germany against 'anti-Islamisation' group

Supporters and opponents of a group campaigning against what it sees as the "Islamisation" of Europe have held rival rallies across Germany.

Some 18,000 people attended a rally in the eastern city of Dresden, organised by the group Pergida (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West).

In Berlin, Cologne, Dresden and Stuttgart, thousands took part in counter demonstrations, as Jenny Hill reports.

  • 06 Jan 2015
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