UPDATE 3-German PEGIDA leader resigns after Hitler pose prompts investigation

January 21, 2015 9:54 PM

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BERLIN, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The leader of the fast-growing German anti-Muslim movement PEGIDA resigned on Wednesday after a photo of him posing as Hitler, and reports that he called refugees "scumbags", prompted prosecutors to investigate him for inciting hatred.

Lutz Bachmann, a 41-year-old convicted burglar, had appeared on the front page of top-selling daily newspaper Bild on Wednesday sporting a Hitler moustache and haircut.

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