35,000 say ‘no’ to Pegida on Dresden's streets
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Up to 35,000 people took to the streets of Dresden on Saturday to oppose PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West) and to promote tolerance. The crowd held a minute's silence to commemorate those killed in the Charlie Hebdo attack and the hostage-taking incident in a kosher store in Paris. The organizers expressed concern that the popularity of the anti-Islamic PEGIDA movement could rise after the massacre in France. The organization’s last demonstrations in Dresden saw between 18,000 and 19,000 people attend.