Yesterday – once again – the Munich branch of the racist PEGIDA movement marched. In the beginning a politician of the AfD mobilized for a demonstration this Saturday in Geretsried against migrants. Also Heinz Meyer PEGIDA-Munich leader explained how a 75 year old lady according to him tried to destroy the pa system last week, which he tried to prevent and pushed the old lady over. After that Munich newspapers reported about the incident completely wrong in his opinion. He said he believes that the old lady was planning this attack to boycott PEGIDA. After some more short speaches and videos PEGIDA started marching. As a special event the mob stopped at a memorial site depositing a wreath for fallen soldiers in the war against Russia under Napoleon 1812. The connection to the rise of Islam and problems with migration – which are the usual topics at PEGIDA marches – is hard to tell. Shortly after this event antifascist activists tried to block the route and got evicted even though PEGIDA was able to pass by the roadblock.
Frontpage of “Compact” magazine. Jürgen Elsässer is going to visit Munich in two weeks to speak at PEGIDA.
A NPD activists is adviced by police to roll in his bavarian flag, as a court ruled PEGIDA is not allowed to carry flags with the bavarian coat of arms.
AfD speaker mobilizing for Geretsried.
PEGIDA starts marching.
Heinz Meyer leading the march and getting close to journalists telling them to leave.
Counter protest along the route
PEGIDA march approaches memorial at Carolinenplatz.
Memorial at Carolinenplatz.
Wreath deposited for fallen soldiers.
Heinz Meyer holds speak to mass in front of memorial site, telling participants that Maria F. wanted to hold a speach explaining the deposition of the wreath, but she is injured.
Roadbock by antifacists.
Police starts evicting roadblock.
PEGIDA has almost completely passed by the roadblock – Munich police forces just start evicting the block.
Activists are pulled off the street.
PEGIDA returns to Odeonsplatz and finishes with videos of Halal slaughtering and racist “funny” videos.