The Rise Of Germanys New Right: 22122014_The_Rise_Of_Germanys_New_Right_0009

December 22, 2014 -Germany,  Saxony, Dresden :  A demonstrator holds a illuminated cross as he takes part in the demonstration of about 17500 Supporters of the Pegida movement  at another of their weekly gatherings. Demonstrators shout slogans as: 'Luegenpresse' (Mendacious Press) and 'Wir sind das Volk (We are the people' the 1989 slogan of the GDR's peacefull freedom demonstrations). 'Pegida is an acronym for 'Patriotische Europaeer Gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes,' which translates to 'Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamification of the Occident' and has quickly gained a spreading mass appeal by demanding a more restrictive policy on Germany's acceptance of foreign refugees and asylum seekers. Parts of this  right-wing movement is also against the Euro and the Western liberal style of living in general. The first Pegida march took place in Dresden in October and has since attracted thousands of participants to its weekly gatherings that have also begun spreading to other cities in Germany. (Hermann BredehorstPolaris)

December 22, 2014 -Germany, Saxony, Dresden : A demonstrator holds a illuminated cross as he takes part in the demonstration of about 17500 Supporters of the Pegida movement at another of their weekly gatherings. Demonstrators shout slogans as: 'Luegenpresse' (Mendacious Press) and 'Wir sind das Volk (We are the people' the 1989 slogan of the GDR's peacefull freedom demonstrations). 'Pegida is an acronym for 'Patriotische Europaeer Gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes,' which translates to 'Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamification of the Occident' and has quickly gained a spreading mass appeal by demanding a more restrictive policy on Germany's acceptance of foreign refugees and asylum seekers. Parts of this right-wing movement is also against the Euro and the Western liberal style of living in general. The first Pegida march took place in Dresden in October and has since attracted thousands of participants to its weekly gatherings that have also begun spreading to other cities in Germany. (Hermann BredehorstPolaris)