A counter demonstrator with a peace flag opposes the demonstration of Pegida
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Germany Pegida: Leipzig rally held as protest leader resigns

Thousands of people have held a rally in the German city of Leipzig, opposing what the organisers call the 'Islamisation of Europe'.

Before the start of the rally one of the protest leaders resigned after a newspaper printed a photograph of him posing as Adolf Hitler.

Police are trying to keep the peace between the protestors and thousands of Germans who say Muslims are welcome in their country.

Jenny Hill reports.

  • 22 Jan 2015
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