PEGIDA protesters clash with police during rally in northern Belgium

Activists from the anti-Islamic PEGIDA movement in Belgium’s northern city of Antwerp have clashed with police, local media reported, adding that at least one protester was arrested for performing a Nazi salute.

At least 400 of the PEGIDA supporters staged a demonstration against opening borders for asylum seekers in Hendrik Conscience Square in the city center on Saturday evening, Flemish media reported.

“With this march we want …to close borders [for refugees] and we demand to stop Islam,” one of the protesters told Nieuwsblad newspaper. “It is clear what Islam is capable of…. Our lives are in danger.”

  • john700

    Looking at the average age of these protesters, you realize that these rallies are the last spasms of a dying race.

    • Let’s hope not.

      • john700

        Do you think that after several decades of brainwashing in schools is there any hope from the newer generations ?

    • Alain

      They are likely the only ones left who know and remember their history.

      • john700

        Too sad.

    • Kathy Prendergast

      Yes, it’s very depressing. Most younger Europeans seem (at best) to be resigned to the radical and permanent changes to their society caused by the Muslim invasion: streets no longer safe for women, segregated public swimming pools, removal of anything possibly “offensive to Muslims” – pigs, dogs, Christianity, mention of the Holocaust – from the public sphere, policing of speech and ideas, etc. The youngest and newest voters in Europe will have practically grown up with this anyway, so they have no concept of how it used to be. This is their new normal, horrifying as it is.

  • Millie_Woods

    The headline is backwards, it should say: Police Clash With PEGIDA Protesters.

  • Jay Currie

    Interesting that there are a fair number of women in the march.

  • Alain

    Any sign of protest against the tyranny and treason of government causes the cops to materialise en masse while the same cops can never be found when hordes of invaders march through the streets shouting for the death of their hosts.

    • k1962

      They’re afraid of them because they turn violent. They only break up the protests of peaceful people.

      • FactsWillOut

        Peaceful people deserve what they get.
        A people that won’t fight is soon conquered.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the one that made the “Nazi salute” was an Antifa (“anti-fascist”) member. Next to Muslims, they are the most fascistic group in Europe today.

    • gaijin

      Or as a protest to the brown shirt tactic of the police.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Arrested for a Nazi salute? That’s illegal? Wow. Well, its just like I always say, if I were to go wandering through the mall in a nice sharp SS uni (’cause, let’s face it, we won the war but they won the fashion show) people would be setting their hair on fire over an enemy from 75 years ago. Muzzies going about dressed like Taliban? No sweat.

  • lolwut?

    That’s not Pegida. those guys are from a breakoff group after Pegida started banning Neo-nazis and hooligans from their marches and protests.

    • Alain

      Doesn’t matter since they are still on the right side in this case.