A year on, Germany's PEGIDA radicalised by refugee influx

Radicalised by Germany's record influx of refugees and migrants, the long-dormant protest movement PEGIDA has come back with a vengeance onto the streets of Dresden in the former communist EastThey gather in the dark, wave German flags and vent their fury at foreigners they fear are overrunning their homeland — next week Germany’s anti-Islamic PEGIDA movement turns one year old. Radicalised by Germany’s record influx of refugees and migrants, the long-dormant protest movement has come back with a vengeance onto the streets of Dresden in the former communist East. Last week one protester carried a mock-gallows with the names of Chancellor Angela Merkel and her deputy, despised by the protesters as “Berlin dictators” and “traitors” for their open-door policy to refugees.

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