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In Solidarity Against Hate, Germans Turn Out Lights on Islamophobic, Far-Right Rallies

The Cologne Cathedral went dark to support anti-Pegida protesters. (Photo: Maja Hitij/EPA)

In Solidarity Against Hate, Germans Turn Out Lights on Islamophobic, Far-Right Rallies

Thousands of Germans took part in counter-demonstrations in several cities on Monday to combat what they see as the growing tide of anti-Muslim racism in Europe, particularly as weekly “pinstriped Nazi” marches continue to attract supporters.

Rallies promoting peace and tolerance were held in Dresden—where the weekly far-right protests, organized by a group that calls itself the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (Pegida), have been taking place since October—as well as in Berlin, Cologne, Stuttgart, Muenster, and Hamburg.

— Nadia Prupis, Common Dreams



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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. cindy knoke

    Good for Germany!

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