Anti-Islam group PEGIDA holds first Austria march

By REUTERS
February 2, 2015 21:18

 
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VIENNA - PEGIDA, the anti-Islam movement born in Germany, drew hundreds of supporters and counter-demonstrators to the streets of Vienna when it held its first march in neighboring Austria on Monday.

With 1,200 police officers deployed in Austria's capital as a precaution, around 250 marchers carrying Austrian flags and chanting "we are the people" faced off against a like number of protestors shouting "down with PEGIDA".Ranks of police in riot gear separated the two camps. A police spokesman said there had been no incidents or arrests.



Earlier, thousands of people had marched in a protest against PEGIDA.

The rally followed violent demonstrations on Friday by left-wing activists protesting against an annual ball in Vienna that traditionally draws right-wing figures.

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