Protests planned in 4 German cities against increasingly large anti-Islam rallies

January 5, 2015 9:39 PM

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Protests planned in 4 German cities against increasingly large anti-Islam rallies

Demonstrators stand in front of a banner with a crossed-out swastika to protest against a planned rally of so-called 'Berlin Patriots against the Islamization of the West' (BAERGIDA) in Berlin, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. Thousands of Germans were expected to demonstrate in four cities Monday night as opposition increases to weekly rallies in Dresden against the perceived “Islamization of the West,” which have attracted growing numbers of supporters. Organizers of the demonstrations in Berlin, Stuttgart, Cologne and Dresden said they were rallying against racism and xenophobia to instead promote a message of tolerance. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) (The Associated Press)

Demonstrators stand in front of a banner of German Social Democratic party (SPD) with a crossed-out swastika and the slogan 'Berlin against Nazis' to protest against a planned rally of the so-called 'Berlin Patriots against the Islamization of the West' (BAERGIDA) in Berlin, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. Th...

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