Feb. 18, 2017.
In the city of Würzburg, about 200 members & supporters of “Der Dritte Weg” (The Third Way) held a memorial march for the bombing victims of Dresden in the Second World War.
In addition to the march, the were several speeches given at the event, including one by the Nordic Resistance leader Simon Lindberg.
The event continued into the night, with more speeches being held & even a bit of performance art.
Despite a small anti-German protest, the event concluded without violence or arrests.
Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Dresden, PEGIDA’s birthplace, to mark the second anniversary of the far-right anti-Islam German movement PEGIDA.
Supporters gathered at Theaterplatz Square in central Dresden to protest against the refugee policy of Angela Merkel, as well as forced multiculturalism and the continued Islamization of Europe.
“You have a million foreigners every year. They don’t speak the German language, they do not accept our culture, they have very basic or no education or no professional skills,” one demonstrator told RT. “We have no use for them. We Germans have our own problems.”
“We have more rapes, we have more criminality, we have more violence that we didn’t have before,” another added.
According to the German statistical research group Durchgezahlt, the number of protesters was 6,500-8,500.
A smaller counter-demonstration of 130 people was led by left wing students, but police kept the two groups at a distance to maintain public order.
Nationalist sentiment in Germany is on the rise, with the hardline nationalist NPD & the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party gaining strong support at the expense of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU).
Germany is on high alert after two bombs were detonated in the eastern city of Dresden last night.
One went off outside the entrance to a local mosque, the other outside the International Congress Hall. In both cases police spoke of “hate crimes.”
The explosions were triggered around 10pm last night. No one was hurt in the blasts.
Police have for long warned that neo-Nazis in Germany have been forming themselves into well armed paramilitary cells; the fear now is that this may be the precursor of more Right Wing Death Squads.
“Although so far noone has claimed responsibility, we believe a xenophobic motive lies behind these crimes,” said Dresden police chief Horst Kretzschmar.
Kretzschmar also announced during a press-conference on Tuesday that police in Dresden boosted security at Muslim sites. This includes three mosques, a house of prayer, and a cultural center.
Michael Opperskalski, journalist and expert on international affairs, told RT he also sees a xenophobic background to the attacks in Dresden, noting that the nationalist sentiment gradually gaining popularity in Germany is a political threat to the country.
Each & every week, Pegida Dresden holds protests against Islam & immigration. The latest drew well over 2,000 people.
‘Traitor’! Protest Against German President As He Visits Saxony
German President Joachim Gauck was got a taste of popular feeling at the weekend after he went for a visit to Sebnitz, Eastern Germany.
Protestors — described as “Nazis” in German media — followed the German President around Sebnitz as he visited the town shouting slogans, accusing him of being a “traitor to the people” and “politically pathetic”.
The demonstrators who were predominantly PEGIDA supporters blew whistles and shouted slogans to express their dissatisfaction with the President, and the government he stands for. Although not as prominent in the minds of PEGIDA supporters as Chancellor Angela Merkel, he has become a figurehead for the significant changes presently overtaking Germany in the wake of the migrant crisis and the disintegrating multicultural society.
In addition to calling the President a “traitor”, the protesters called on him to “get out” of Saxony, blew whistles in chorus and threw sweets at the president, reports Sueddeutsche Zeitung. Traitorous German police responded to the president being pelted with candy by tear gassing the protesters, injuring two and arresting one.
Although the protest was not officially linked with the PEGIDA organisation itself, the official Facebook page of the Dresden movement — the capital of Saxony and the founding city of PEGIDA — called the demonstration a good example of “civic virtue” and an “inspiration”.
This is not the first time the President and others have been harassed in Saxony, the most uncucked of German states. Gauck was similarly protested when he last visited the area in March, and Justice minister Maas complained of similar treatment, being run off by hostile locals. State prosecutors in Saxony were urged to investigate last year after at a PEGIDA protest a gallows was seen sporting signs on the nooses suggesting they were reserved for senior German politicians.
Roughly translated & paraphrased from http://3droga.pl/aktualnosci/polscy-i-niemieccy-nacjonalisci-oddali-hold-ofiarom-alianckiego-bombardowania-dreznavideo/
Polish nationalists from the town of Zary, near the border with Germany, went to Dresden in conjunction with the German nationalists to pay tribute to the victims of Dresden, among which the number of seven thousand were Poles, then residing in cities in Germany as forced laborers.
Civilian casualties and the destruction of the city were a result of Allied bombing during the night of 13/14 February 1945, when it was hit with incendiary bombs. Research indicates the number of victims reached 200,000, all at a time when the Third Reich was on the verge of collapse. This crime in Dresden matched the cruelty one of the greatest tragedies of the world – Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The perpetrators were never held responsible.
Polish nationalists gave a speech during the demonstration, which is available below. One of the participants had this to say about the event: “I have just returned from one of the most important trips. What a decade ago it seemed all observing the political scene impossible, impractical for a joint march with German activists NPD, Germany, with a Polish flag, it was today possible. Chauvinistic fears have been put aside”
Excerpts from the speech Polish nationalists:
“Thank you for the invitation.
It is a very sad day. In the twenty-first century, we need a Europe of the Nations, a strong Europe, based on Roman, Latin values. Together with you, we remember the victims of the last civil war. War between European nations.We condemn the Soviet and US crimes against German civilians.
We condemn the rapes and other acts of violence that are happening now in Germany. They were made hands of new invaders that threaten the whole of Europe. Power in Germany belongs to the Germans. We must fight together for our country and for Europe. In mutual respect for our cultures, history and traditions. The future belongs to us, not to the multicultural utopia.