The anti-immigration group PEGIDA has mobilized a large number of supporters again in the eastern German city of Dresden. However, numbers were down on the previous week, when the group marked its first anniversary.

PEGIDA's rally on Monday attracted between 10,000 and 12,000 people, according to the independent student research group Durchgezählt.

The group - whose full name translates roughly to Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West - gathered in a square of the Saxon capital. Some 1,100 to 1,300 counter-demonstrators turned out.

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