Anti-Pegida protests in Munich in December 2014 Anti-Pegida protests in Munich in December 2014 Photo: Wikipedia

Pegida Protest Set for Nov 9 in Munich Forbidden

By  Friday, 23.10.2015, 18:57    General News

The more than slightly xenophobic Pegida (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident - German: Patriotische Europäer gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes, founded in 2014 in Dresden) had planned a protest in Munich on November 9th. The protest was forbidden today by the Bavarian Capital because of the date the Organisation had chosen for the protest (November 9 1938, is when the Kristallnacht - a pogrom (a series of coordinated deadly attacks) against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and Austria on 9–10 November 1938, carried out by SA paramilitary forces and non-Jewish civilians – happened).

The City’s officials forbade the protest on that day in order to protect the dignity of the victims. The City also forbade Pegida any protests at places that carry a historical burden.

Support for Pegida in Germany was decreasing, but fuelled by the refugee crisis it grew stronger again in the past two months.

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