German PEGIDA leader investigated after Hitler pose

January 21, 2015 2:48 PM

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German PEGIDA leader investigated after Hitler pose

BERLIN (Reuters) - German prosecutors opened an investigation into a leader of the anti-Muslim PEGIDA movement on Wednesday for inciting hatred after a newspaper printed a photo of him posing as Hitler and reported that he had described refugees as 'animals' and 'scumbags'.

'Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West' (PEGIDA) has forced itself onto the political agenda with anti-immigrant slogans that have attracted tens of thousands to regular rallies in Dresden.

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