Former Pegida spokeswoman Kathrin Oertel has moved on from the anti-Islamization group and started a new conservative movement, it was reported on Monday.

Oertel became one of the best known faces of Pegida, a movement that stands for the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West, after appearing on the movement's behalf on talk show Günther Jauch.

The new group, called Direct Democracy for Europe, will hold its first demonstration in Dresden on Sunday, February 8.

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