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Germany set for new PEGIDA marches
by Kate Brady
Germany is preparing itself for the first wave of PEGIDA demonstrations of the new year. The anti-Islamization movement has been steadily growing in popularity as the demonstrations reach their fourth month.
On Monday, the first marches of 2015 will also see the first turnout of protesters in the country's capital, Berlin. Playing on the city's bear mascot, "Bärgida" currently has just short of 600 people listed as attending on the Facebook event page. More are expected to march on Monday evening, however.
A poll of 1,006 people conducted at the end of last year by German news magazine Stern found that 13 percent of those asked would now attend an "anti-Islamization" march if it were held near their home.
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