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Anti-Islam hooligans vandalize German city

12 January 2016 10:32


Hundreds of masked hooligans have wreaked havoc in the German city of Leipzig to mark the birth anniversary of a far-right anti-Islam PEGIDA offshoot.

The Monday riots in the city’s Connewitz district saw supporters of the LEGIDA movement burn cars, smash shop windows, and shoot fireworks at buildings.

They also attacked with stones a producer with the Russian news agency Ruptly who was filming the violence from an apartment window.

Elsewhere in Leipzig, several thousand anti-refugee protesters rallied, chanting, “We are the people,” “Resistance!” and “Deport them!”

The protests were met by rival rallies attended by thousands of people.

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