Antwerp cancels PEGIDA Flanders demonstration over security fears

January 22, 2015 1:40 PM

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The city of Antwerp has banned a demonstration by the Belgian branch of the German anti-Muslim movement PEGIDA because of security fears, the mayor said.

The demonstration was scheduled for Monday and would have been the first of its kind in Belgium. PEGIDA has attracted tens of thousands to its regular rallies in Germany with its anti-immigrant slogans.

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