German protesters proceed with anti-immigrant rally

January 6, 2015 10:14 AM

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German protesters proceed with anti-immigrant rally

DRESDEN, Germany — Defying appeals from an array of German institutions, anti-immigrant marchers again took to the streets Monday, parading their stated fear of Europe’s Islamization along with their emergence as a force of thousands of protesters commanding national attention.

The protesters, rallied by a murky movement known as PEGIDA, a German acronym for Patriotic Europeans Against Islamization of the West, gathered in a cold rain to show their disapproval for the influx of refugees who have flooded Europe, largely from wars and upheaval in the Middle East and Africa.

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