Anti-Pegida demonstrations in December 2014 Anti-Pegida demonstrations in December 2014 Photo: Wikipedia

Administrative Court OK's Today’s Pegida Demonstration

By  Monday, 9.11.2015, 15:03    General News

It seems that there will be a PEGIDA demonstration in Munich today, November 9, at the Odeonsplatz, after all. The protest had been forbidden by the City of Munich 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.

A few hours ago today, Bayerischer Rundfunk reported that the Administrative Court had ruled that the demonstration can take place as PEGIDA announced.

Meanwhile a counter-demonstration has been organised by the non-profit organisation “München ist bunt! e.V” (Munich is colourful). Munich’s Mayor is set to speak at the demonstration, which will begin at 5pm today.

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Vilijam Zufic

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