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Legida expects 60,000 marchers in Leipzig
Supporters of anti-Islam movement Pegida in Leipzig – Legida – have announced a 60,000-strong protest will take place on Wednesday, following Monday's demonstration ban placed on Pegida in Dresden after terror threats.
Up to 4,000 police officers recruited from all over the country are preparing for the protests, in one of the biggest deployments in Leipzig since German reunification – compared to 1,600 officers in Dresden for Pegida's last protest with 25,000 people.
Saxony's Interior Secretary Michel Wilhelm said on Tuesday that no protest ban was envisaged for Legida.
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