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Dresden's PEGIDA numbers drop, but anti-refugee sentiment still strong
Another Monday, another march. Another night of PEGIDA in the German city of Dresden. For passers-by, the weekly occurrence appears to have become the choice of entertainment for fall, with countless couples, cyclists and families all standing huddled on the sidewalk, some of them tucking into an early Christmas treat, others a portion of fries. Neither supporters of PEGIDA, nor of the counter movement, they watch on with mild interest.
"How much longer can they be bothered marching?" asks one woman, warming her hands on a hot drink. "Surely even the same route must get boring after a year?"
In comparison to the revived turnout of PEGIDA demonstrators two weeks ago - when an estimated 15,000 marched on the movement's "first anniversary" - the number of supporters has dropped drastically.
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