Thousands protest in eastern German city of Dresden against anti-Islamic rallies

January 10, 2015 3:00 PM

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Thousands protest in eastern German city of Dresden against anti-Islamic rallies

Tens of thousands participate in a demonstration against racism and for an open society in Dresden, eastern Germany, Saturday Jan. 10, 2015. .The protests Saturday came in reaction to weekly anti-Islamic demonstrations that have been taking place for months in Dresden. The weekly rallies are organized by a group calling itself Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West, or PEGIDA. Those rallies have been attended by up to 18,000 people, but Saturday’s counter protests mobilized more than twice the crowds around 35,000 protesters. Sign reads : Help Refugees. (AP Photo/dpa, Arno Burgi) (The Associated Press)

Mayor of Dresden, Helma Orosz speaks during a demonstration against racism and for an open society in Dresden, eastern Germany, Saturday Jan. 10, 2015. The protests Saturday came in reaction to weekly anti-Islamic demonstrations that have been taking place for months in Dresden. The weekly rallies a...

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