The spokesman for the Vienna branch of the German Pegida movement has said that he is "stepping down" and that in future any press information will be posted on Facebook.

Georg Immanuel Nagel (28) told the Austrian Press Agency (APA) that Pegida marches would continue in Austria, but that the establishment of an official association was "still in the planning stage".

More than 300 Pegida supporters (Patriots Against the Islamisation of the West) marched in Vienna on Monday evening, but they were dwarfed by a colourful counter-demonstration more than ten times larger, according to police estimates.

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