“Taking to the stage on Theaterplatz, in front of Dresden’s Semperoper, PEGIDA frontperson Tatjana Festerling was met with a sea of banners held by 4,000 PEGIDA supporters, many sharing common slogans such as “Merkel must go!” and “Resistance!”
More than 200 patriots from Austria and Hungary braved sub-zero temperatures and a snowstorm this weekend to demonstrate their European solidarity with Poland outside the Polish embassy in Vienna.
According to a press release issued by the organizing committee, the Wiedeńska Inicjatywa Narodowa (Vienna National Initiative), the demonstration took place on Saturday afternoon at 5 p.m., outside the Polish Embassy in Vienna’s 13th district.
“Austrians, Hungarians, and other nationalities—including some Polish people—came to demonstrate their opposition to the negative media coverage by the German media of the newly elected Polish government,” the press release continued.
“Representatives of the Identitarian movement and Wiedeńska Inicjatywa Narodowa praised the far-seeing Eastern European governments on the ‘refugee’ issue, and warned against increasing Islamization.
“Among those present was Polish Law and Justice Party senator Artur Warzocha.”
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Gora Kalwaria, south of Warsaw, Sunday, to oppose a proposal to locate a refugee center in the town. The Polish government has agreed to accept a total of over 7,000 refugees from the Middle East who arrived in Europe last year.