About 100,000 Germans demonstrated nationwide Monday against anti-Islamic protests and to voice their support for an open and multicultural society, national news agency DPA reported.
Thousands flocked to rallies to oppose the populist group "Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident" (PEGIDA), which drew thousands to its 12th march in the eastern city of Dresden.
Anti-PEGIDA rallies drew thousands in Dresden, 30,000 in Leipzig, 20,000 in Munich, 17,000 in Hanover, 9,000 in Saarbruecken, 5,000 in Duesseldorf, 4,000 each in Berlin and Hamburg, 2,000 in Rostock, and smaller crowds in many other cities, DPA reported.
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