About: Lutz Bachmann

PEGIDA founder dragged before German court

Lutz Bachmann, one of the founders of the German xenophobic PEGIDA movement, was put on trial in Dresden yesterday (18 April). The prosecution accuses him of having repeatedly harassed refugees and migrants on social media and inciting hatred. EurActiv Germany reports.

Languages & Culture 26-01-2016

PEGIDA plans anti-Islam demos across Europe

Until now, the right-wing PEGIDA group has limited itself just to Germany. But the xenophobic movement wants to widen its reach, with demonstrations planned in 14 different countries for the beginning of February. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.

German Minister of Justice compared to Goebbels by PEGIDA leader

Lutz Bachmann, head of the German anti-Islamic movement PEGIDA, has compared Heiko Maas to the Nazi Minister of Propaganda. EURACTIV Germany reports.

PEGIDA defiant amid confusion over German asylum figures

Thousands of people took to the streets Dresden on Monday (5 October), to protest against refugees and Chancellor Angela Merkel's welcoming stance on the issue - while also expressing support for Russia. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Elections 14-04-2015

Wilders woos Pegida followers in Germany

Dutch far-right populist lawmaker Geert Wilders and leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV) rallied thousands of Pegida followers in eastern Germany yesterday (13 April) to counter society's "Islamisation" but failed to draw the record crowds organisers had hoped for.