German anti-Islam rally shrinks, first since leader resigned

January 25, 2015 8:22 PM

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DRESDEN, Germany (Reuters) - The number of anti-Islam protesters who turned out for a rally in the east German city of Dresden shrank from a record two weeks ago when turnout was likely boosted by the Islamist militant attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

The rally was also the first since Lutz Bachmann, the movement's leader, resigned after the discovery of a photo in which he posed as Hitler and reports that he called refugees "scumbags" prompted prosecutors to investigate him for inciting hatred.

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