29 January, 2016
The German anti-Islam and anti-immigration movement Pegida and like-minded groups from 14 European countries have signed what they referred to as the ‘Prague declaration’. Protesting against the perceived ‘conquest of Europe’ by Islam, the declaration announced a coordinated day of protests in European cities on February 6, declared the ‘Day of European Patriots’. This is not Pegida’s first attempt to forge transnational linkages in Europe. In April 2015, Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders already addressed a crowd of Pegida supporters at a rally in the group’s stronghold, Dresden.