DRESDEN—A weekly anti-Islam march in the German city of Dresden attracted its largest-ever crowd Monday in what its organizers say was a tribute to the French terror victims.
At least 25,000 turned out for the rally sponsored by a group calling itself Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA).
Some marchers held up signs denouncing Islam, foreigners, and multiculturalism.
Many in the crowd carried French flags or placards saying ‘Je Suis Charlie’ (I Am Charlie) – mirroring the millions of people who had gathered in cities across France just a day before in a show of unity.
“I’m here tonight because I sympathize with the French people and am sorry for what happened to them. I also fear that the same can happen here to us.“