While Dresden was under police lockdown on Monday night after Isis death threats against Pegida organizers, branches of the anti-Islam movement in other cities failed to draw larger crowds than counter-demonstrations.

Police said that they had deployed over 1,500 officers on the Saxon capital's streets – as many as if a 30,000-strong demonstration had been going ahead.

They had orders to send anyone gathering outdoors home, and reported breaking up at least one group of people gathering at the city's Theaterplatz.

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