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Thousands of people took to the streets of the German city of Dresden on Saturday to send a message of welcome to refugees, after a string of violent anti-migrant protests in the region.

Led by protesters holding a huge banner that read "Prevent the pogroms of tomorrow today", the crowds marched peacefully through the eastern city under the watch of police in riot gear.

"Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here," they chanted.


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