Around 150 people marched through Cologne on Wednesday in the name of anti-Islam movement Pegida, including hooligans and members of far-right party Pro NRW, significantly fewer than last week's 500.

The Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger reported that around half of the participants in the "Kögida" offshoot of the main Pegida movement were violent football fans.

Participants in the "Hooligans Against Salafists" movement had called earlier in the week for members to travel to Cologne to protect the Kögida marchers, and police told the newspaper that they were "ready for anything".

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