PEGIDA Demo

Ten days after the New Year’s Eve incident, an already-scheduled PEGIDA demonstration got underway directly behind the main train station. The counter demonstration was on the other side of the square, with the police in between.

The hooligans, who pop up where ever there is a chance to break some shit, grew tired of the police ignoring them and started to break beer bottles. I bailed out when it became clear the water cannon was not just for decoration.

My mobile phone wasn’t really up to the task, but I photographed and took videos as best I could before heading home to do a phoner for CTV News in Canada and contribute to a piece for the LA Times.