Rock concert, rallies overwhelm Germany's anti-Islam group

January 26, 2015 9:38 PM

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Rock concert, rallies overwhelm Germany's anti-Islam group

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's anti-Islam PEGIDA movement was overwhelmed by opponents of the far-right group at a rock concert for tolerance in Dresden on Monday and enormously popular counter-demonstrations in cities across the country.

More than 22,000 cheered German rock stars at an anti-PEGIDA rally in Dresden, where the movement that argues the country is being overrun by Muslims and refugees began in October. In Frankfurt 70 PEGIDA backers were outnumbered by 15,000.

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