The 200th demonstration of far-right Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident (Pegida) was met by hundreds of antifa protesters in the eastern city of Dresden on Monday.

Footage shows Pegida supporters holding anti-Islam signs and European national flags, while counter-protesters responded with signs reading 'No Nazi or right-wing.' Tension erupted when police forces charged spare groups of antifa activists, but no injuries were reported.

The Pegida rally was also joined by the movement founder Lutz Bachmann and Bjorn Hocke from Alternative for Germany (AfD), who both addressed the crowds from a stage.

The counter-protest was supported by the local CDU and FDP parties, the Jewish community, the Catholic Church and the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Saxony.

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