German anti-Islam group PEGIDA loses second leader in a week

January 28, 2015 4:52 PM

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German anti-Islam group PEGIDA loses second leader in a week

BERLIN (Reuters) - German anti-Islam movement PEGIDA lost its second leader in a week on Wednesday when Kathrin Oertel, who took over after the founder quit for posing as Hitler, also stepped down, citing media pressure.

The Dresden-based group announced on its Facebook page that Oertel and another board member were resigning. The 37-year-old became PEGIDA's national figurehead after founder Lutz Bachmann resigned a week ago after news that he was being investigated.

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