Thousands protest against march of UK branch of German anti-Islam PEGIDA

March 1, 2015 7:18 AM

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Thousands protest against march of UK branch of German anti-Islam PEGIDA

NEWCASTLE, England (Reuters) - Around 2,000 people protested on Saturday in Newcastle, northeast England, against a march held by the British branch of Germany's anti-Islam group PEGIDA which drew up to 400 people, a Reuters witness said.

Northumbria police, which kept the two protests apart, said five people were arrested for alleged offences from assault to being drunk and disorderly, but that largely both demonstrations passed without any problems.

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