Members of Germany's right-wing pro-North Rhine-Westphalia Party are holding a protest demonstration near Lanxess Sports Arena, where Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to participate in anniversary celebrations of the Union of European Turkish Democrats, a Cologne-based non-governmental lobbying group.

A group of 20 members of the pro-North Rhine-Westphalia Party Party chanted racist slogans on a loudspeaker from a minibus parked in front of Cologne Messe Deutz Train station.

"Islam does not belong to Germany," a spokesperson for the group said, and "Germany does not need Turks and immigrants."

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