Munich Pegida official investigated for injuring 75-year-old woman

An official of Germany's anti-Islam Pegida movement is being investigated for injuring a 75-year-old woman in the southern city of Munich, a police spokesman said Saturday, confirming media reports.

The official is believed to have jostled the woman in Munich's central Marienplatz (St Mary's Square), after which she stumbled over a metal box and fell so badly that she had to go to hospital.

The same man was recently fined by a Munich court for shouting the Nazi slogan "Do you want all-out war?" at a demonstration in October.

The question was originally posed by Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels in 1943 during a speech in Berlin's Sportpalast after the Battle of Stalingrad and was considered a turning point in World War II.

Pegida, a German acronym for the Patriotic Europeans Against The Islamization of the West, holds weekly rallies to protest the perceived Islamization of Germany as a result of migration from Muslim countries.

Last update: Sat, 05/03/2016 - 12:46

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