Sunday, February 7, 2016

20 anti-Pegida Demonstrators Arrested at Pegida Demonstration in Amsterdam

The anti-Islam organization Pegida arranged a demonstration in Amsterdam on Saturday afternoon, coordinated with demonstrations in London, Dublin and Prague on the same day.  Left-wing protesters mounted a counter-demonstration.  Some of them tried to force their way into the Pegida ranks.  Police arrested 20 people, most of whom from among the counter-protesters.  They were released the next day.  The Pegida demonstration had to be relocated from its original site due to a suspicious explosive device.  Police believe the device was planted by counter-protesters.  Police eventually called a halt to the Pegida demonstration. 

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