10K march against "Islamisation of the West" in the east German city of Dresden

Dresden is the birthplace of a movement called "Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West" (Pegida), which staged a big rally a week ago.

Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Germans not to be exploited by extremists.

"There's freedom of assembly in Germany, but there's no place for incitement and lies about people who come to us from other countries,'' Mrs Merkel said in Berlin.

"Everyone [who attends] needs to be careful that they are not taken advantage of by the people who organise such events."

In Monday's march, protesters chanted Wir sind das Volk (we are the people) - a rallying cry used in the city in the weeks before the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago.

One elderly man shouted: "I'm a pensioner. I only get a small pension but I have to pay for all these people (asylum seekers). No-one asked me!"

A woman who travelled 80km (50 miles) for the demonstration told the BBC: "I am not right wing, I'm not a Nazi. I am just worried for my country, for my granddaughter."


BBC News - Anti-Islam 'Pegida' march in German city of Dresden
I wouldn't mind joining them. Of course, when the EDL do this in Britain the Left instantly come out and call them "Far Right racists", even though the EDL are merely protesting against the Islamisation of Britain.

It's time we stuck two fingers up to the Left and saw more demonstrations like this in the West. We need to see more groups like the EDL taking to the streets and we need to see as many people as possible joining these marches. It's important.

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