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As Pegida supporters and opponents clashed in Hanover, musicians threw a free concert in central Dresden on Monday evening to show another side to the city famous for spawning the anti-Islam movement.

Police said that 22,000 people gathered "completely peacefully" to hear artists and bands including Germany's biggest-selling singer Herbert Grönemeyer.

Grönemeyer said that he understood the disillusionment of some Pegida supporters with politics, but couldn't accept "that as a target and projection of these fears that you have, to suddenly seek out a religion.


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