Over 17,000 people participates in Germany's anti Islam protest

North Gazette News/Dresden
Over 17,000 people on Monday took part in the Germany’s anti Islam protests in Dresden that were called Patriotic Europeans against Islamisation of West (PEGIDA).

As per reports, around 17,500 people attended PEGIDA’s Monday rally of carol singing gathering in front of Semperoper opera house in Dresden in eastern Germany.

The PEGIDA activists, however, clarified that they were against extremism and not against immigrants or Islam religion as whole.

Germany’s Anti Islam protest have alarmed country’s politicians with far rights groups lending support to movement, prompting concerns on anti-immigrant concern in the country.

Germany’s Anti Islam protest had started in October with the number of protestors rising in each rally.