Five men arrested in anti-Islam demonstration

All belong to the group protesting against the anti-Islam movement Pegida

Pegida was founded in the eastern German city of Dresden in 2014 as a protest against Muslim migrants in Germany (photo: Kalispera Dell) Pegida was founded in the eastern German city of Dresden in 2014 as a protest against Muslim migrants in Germany (photo: Kalispera Dell)
February 7th, 2016 1:36 pm| by Lucie Rychla
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Five men were arrested at an anti-Islam demonstration that took place on Axeltorv in central Copenhagen on Saturday, reports DR.

Some 100 supporters of the anti-Islam movement ‘For Frihed’ (For freedom in Danish), previously known as Pegida, came to the rally, where they clashed with a counter-group of about 100 anti-Pegida demonstrators.

Minor offences
After the last anti-Islam demonstration that took place two weeks ago, the police were better prepared and the rally passed without any major incidents, said the Copenhagen Police.


All of those arrested belonged to the “No Pegida” group.

One of them was arrested for resisting police orders, while the others were taken into custody for minor offences.

Protests across Europe
According to Reuters, Pegida took to the streets of several European cities on Saturday to protest against the Muslim migrants arriving in Europe.

The largest group gathered in the eastern German city of Dresden, where the Pegida movement was founded in 2014 as a protest against the Islamisation of the West.