Hooligans, Salafists, Pegida and left-wing counter-demonstrators all descended on the west German town of Wuppertal on Saturday in the first time the groups have all held simultaneous events.

There were fears that Wuppertal would become the scene of widespread violence, as right wing extremists, Salafists, and counter-demonstrators all mobilized their followers on the city's central streets.

But police reported that the marches passed off without significant violence.

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