This video is from the #NoPegida demonstration on Monday January 12 that took to the streets of Berlin, as a response to the Pegida movements’ announced demonstration on the same day. According to media reports around 4,000 people took part in the anti-demonstration. While the 400 Pegida supporters gathered on one side of the Branderbunger gate, these people expressed their opinion from the gate’s other side.
The Pegida movement has gained popularity especially in Eastern Germany in recent weeks. This week, the sad events of the Charlie Hebdo attack also found their way into the Pegida propaganda. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other ministers condemned using the victims of the attack for the purpose of spreading hate speech.