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More than 65,000 people have signed an internet petition against the right-wing PEGIDA movement since it was established on Christmas Eve.

The signatures are being collected on change.org, with its organizer aiming to reach 1 million.

PEGIDA was formed in October in response to growing sentiment within Germany against immigration and Islam, with its protests particularly focused on the eastern German city of Dresden. The group's name loosely translates to "Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West."


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