Up To 100,000 Protesters Expected To March In Leipzig, Germany

Pegida / Legida / Leipzig

NPR states that according to organizers, as many as 60,000 people could attend an anti-Islamization rally in the eastern German city of Leipzig today. It could be one of the biggest protests there since pro-democracy marches a quarter-century ago.

NPR’s Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson states, “Organizers of the anti-Islam protest say they have two goals: One is to show the German government they won’t be silenced, just like the protesters who brought down the East German government 25 years ago.

“They also say they are snubbing Muslim extremists who are accused of threatening one of the Dresden leaders of the anti-Islam movement earlier this week.”

Deutsche Welle writes: “‘There is no concrete [terror] threat, such as the one in Dresden,’ Saxony’s Interior Ministry said. On Monday, PEGIDA’s Dresden march was called off following a death threat against the movement’s leader Lutz Bachmann.

According to NPR, German prosecutors opened an investigation into one of the PEGIDA’s leaders.  Bild, a mass-circulation newspaper, printed a photograph of a man it said was Lutz Bachmann, 41, posing as Adolf Hitler,

Counterprotests in Dresden were also cancelled.

Soraya says about 4,000 police officers from around the region have arrived in downtown Leipzig to prevent expected clashes between the demonstrators and their opponents. Nineteen counterdemonstrations are registered with authorities for this evening.

Deutsche Welle states: “‘LEGIDA,’ the Leipzig offshoot of anti-Islamization movement PEGIDA expects some 30,0000 to 40,000 protesters to march through the eastern German city on Wednesday. Organizers of the demonstration, however, have said the goal is ‘at least 60,000.’ Unlike in Saxony’s capital, Dresden, on Monday, no ban on public assembly has been enforced.

In response to the LEGIDA / PEGIDA rally, some 19 counter-demonstrations, such as sit-ins, have been organized, which could bring the numbers of people on the streets up to 100,000.

German PEGIDA Protest Cancelled Due To Terrorist Threat

euronews

Euronews claims that the weekly march in the German city of Dresden organized by the organisation PEGIDA – Patriotic Europeans against the “Islamization” of the West has been called off because of a security threat.

PEGIDA is an “anti-Islamization” movement in Germany.

Also, Several thousand people took to the streets of Berlin and other German cities on Monday night to protest their opposition to PEGIDA.

PEGIDA, which drew a record 25,000 to its march last week denies claims the group is racist and says it tries to distinguish between Islamists and most of Germany’s four million Muslims.

German Chancellor Merkel Joined Muslim Rally For Tolerance

According to Aljazeera, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has joined a Muslim community rally to promote tolerance, condemn the attacks in Paris and rebuke a growing anti-Islam movement.

Speaking at the gathering in Berlin on Tuesday, she urged Germans not to marginalize Muslims or other minorities, saying: “Excluding population groups due to their faith or their origin is beneath the dignity of our liberal state.”

‘I Will Not Comply’ Rally: ‘If You Want To Own A Bazooka, You Can Own A Bazooka’

Above, Sam Wilson, carrying a rifle on his back, waits on the Capitol grounds to address the crowd.According to the Seattle Times, in a bizarre role reversal, organizers of the “I Will Not Comply” pro-gun rally in Olympia Washington on Saturday, December 13th blamed events like the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut on people trying to regulate firearms.

Demonstrators denounced a law expanding gun-purchase background checks that was approved last month by Washington voters.

Initiative 594, which voters passed by a 19-point margin, expands background checks to people buying firearms in private sales or exchanging them in a transfer.

Since the 1990s, federal law has mandated background checks for people buying guns through licensed dealers at gun shops, but not for private sales at gun shows or similar events.

School shootings around the country have spurred tighter gun laws, some enacted by state legislators, or in the case of I-594, by popular vote.

In a strange twist of logic, rally organizer Gavin Seim blamed events like the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut on people trying to regulate firearms.

When he spoke to the crowd, he said, “The people that are trying to take our guns are the ones that are causing events where children and families and people are lost,” said Seim, who ran unsuccessfully this year for U.S. Congress.

Washington State Patrol put the crowd at about 1,000 people; Seim estimated 1,500.

While on stage, Seim burned his state concealed-weapons permit and advocated that people should buy tanks and bazookas if they wanted them.

“If you want to own a bazooka, you can own a bazooka,” Seim said to cheers.

The crowd ranged from people with concerns over I-594’s language about unlawful gun transfers to others who thought it was a step toward gun registration.  Still others saw the law as an indication of America coming under the sway of a United Nations plan to strip the country of its freedoms.

Others said they worried that I-594 was a symptom of a larger sort of creeping government overreach.  “My rights are being infringed…,” said attendee Robert Henry.

Apparently, Robert’s right to own a Bazooka is being infringed…

Irresponsible: Calls For Lynching Obama At Anti-Immigration Rally

Irresponsible demonstrators at an anti-immigration rally at the White House describe lynching Obama.

Wikipedia states:

“Threatening the President of the United States is a class D felony under United States Code Title 18, Section 871.[1] It consists of knowingly and willfully mailing or otherwise making ‘any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States’.”


Video by Right Wing Watch.

Original:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/56309924

Far-Right Demonstrations Planned This Weekend in Texas

The Michigan-based National Socialist Movement is planning a “show of force” against illegal immigration Saturday afternoon at the Rockwall County Courthouse, in suburban Dallas.

But according to Raw Story, a Ku Klux Klan group plans a separate rally for noon Saturday in Nacogdoches, a couple of hours east, giving truly dedicated anti-immigration activists time to attend both.

The rallies are at competing times.

Kyle Kulinski discusses it.

More:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/11/neo-nazis-peeved-over-kkks-competing-anti-immigration-rally-planned-for-texas/