Pegida – Why Germans demonstrate

Pegida is a movement in Germany that is widely discussed in mainstream media. Some consider it to be racist because of its anti-islam statements and others consider it a platform to express their dissatisfaction with German politics. The differences in motivation to demonstrate are immense and are explained in the feature. Why do people demonstrate and is everyone a racist, as the public claims. Apart from a general fear of the extreme Islamists, other people demonstrate because they do not feel valued by their government anymore.

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