Pegida plans to hold anti-Islam demo in Vienna

The Vienna branch of the German anti-Islam movement Pegida has announced that it plans to hold a demonstration in the Austrian capital on February 2nd, at 6.30pm. Numerous left-wing counter demonstrations are also planned.

A police spokesman said on Thursday that police are still considering whether to allow the Pegida march to go ahead.

Organizers have said that they expect around 250 people to march through the city centre, from Europaplatz near to the Westbahnhof, down Mariahilfer Strasse, ending at Museumsplatz.

The rally would be held under the title ‘Peaceful movement of the civil rights movement Pegida Vienna’. If it does go ahead there is likely to be a heavy police presence to prevent clashes with left-wing activists.