Lights go out on German protesters: Authorities switch off power at famous landmarks as they show disapproval at demonstrations against the ‘Islamisation of Europe’

Useful idiots plus immigrants themselves: One person in Cologne – where just 250 anti-immigrant demonstrators turned up – waved a flag saying ‘I love immigration’

Germany was plunged into darkness last night as the authorities switched off the lights at some of the country’s most famous landmarks in a mark of disapproval at protests against the so-called ‘Islamisation of Europe’.

Protesters from the mounting right-wing group the Patriotic Europeans Against Islamisation of the West marched through the streets of several German cities in the latest round of demonstrations against what they say is the growing influence of Islam on the country.

But campaigners in Cologne, Berlin and Dresden were met with darkness as opponents staged a silent coordinated campaign to switch off the power at a number of buildings.

In Cologne, where the PEGIDA campaigners were heavily outnumbered, the square around Cologne Cathedral – one of Germany’s most famous landmarks – was plunged into darkness…

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The highest number yet of participants took part in a demonstration called by anti-immigration group PEGIDA in Dresden, seen as the birthplace of the movement.

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Cologne Cathedral provost Norbert Feldhoff said that shutting down the lights was an attempt to make the demonstrators think twice about their protest.


The “lights out” silliness will change no one’s mind. Yet it just the start of the elite fighting back.

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  • Overall PEGIDA has been a success, you can tell by how frightened the Eurocrats have become.

    • They obviously are shaking in their boots.

    • Speaksvolumes

      Yes. And isn’t there a rally scheduled in France this week?

  • The Goat

    It’s lights out for Europe.

  • Xavier

    Okay, we’ll tell ’em, then. I can’t read the rest of the speech I had, because the lights have gone out, so I’ll just have to talk off the cuff. All that noise you hear isn’t static – it’s death, coming to London. Yes, they’re coming here now. You can hear the bombs falling on the streets and the homes. Don’t tune me out, hang on a while – this is a big story, and you’re part of it. It’s too late to do anything here now except stand in the dark and let them come… as if the lights were all out everywhere, except in America. Keep those lights burning, cover them with steel, ring them with guns, build a canopy of battleships and bombing planes around them. Hello, America, hang on to your lights: they’re the only lights left in the world!

    -Johnny Jones, Foreign Correspondent

  • simus1

    As “The Jupiter” not so slowly turns into a parody of itself, The Onion would be wise to take note of this powerful new competition for its turf.

  • Dana Garcia

    “The lights are going out all over Europe” — and we know why.

  • roccolore

    Those attacking PEGIDA would approve of the Sharia.

  • Denis George Miller

    so everyone who goes to the next rally should bring a flashlight to show the light at the end of the tunnel coming for all those appeasers!

  • Did it never occur to anyone that maybe some people have a legitimate anti-immigrant beef?

    I guess not.