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Legida marchers attack police and journalists
Police found themselves at the receiving end of firecrackers, thrown bottles and laser pointers as scuffles broke out at the protest march by Legida in Leipzig on Wednesday.
Legida – an off-shoot of Dresden-based anti-Islam movement Pegida – also assaulted journalists, spitting on them and destroying photo equipment, to the Leipziger Volkszeitung reported.
Around 15,000 Legida supporters showed up to march from Leipzig's Augustusplatz to the inner city – much less than the 60,000 originally announced by the group's organizers. Many of the marchers traveled from Dresden.
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