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Germany's Pegida founder to go on trial for incitement on April 19
The founder of Germany's anti-Islam movement Pegida will go on trial in April for inciting hatred against foreigners after he referred to them as "cattle," "garbage" and a "dirty bunch" on Facebook last year.
A spokesman for a Dresden court said Thursday that Lutz Bachmann - the founder of Pegida, or Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West - would appear in court on April 19 to account for his online posts, which prosecutors consider to be incitement.
Bachmann dismissed the charges against him as a politically motivated attempt to "discredit my person and Pegida" in a Facebook post late Wednesday.
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