Lutz Bachmann

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A dog waits as its owner casts their ballot paper in a polling station set up in the grounds of a private residence near Fleet, southwest of London. Photograph: Adrian Dennis /AFP

Anti-immigration group, Identity Ireland has called on Irish people living in the UK to vote Leave in Thursday’s referendum. It has also promised to p(...)

Lutz Bachmann, co-leader of anti-immigration group PEGIDA, a German abbreviation for “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West”. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

From Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent, Cork 27 May 2016 The controversial German founder of the anti-Islamist group, Pegida, Lutz Bachmann has acc(...)

The second senate of the German federal constitutional court opens a hearing on a ban of Germany’s far-right National Democratic Party  at the court in Karlsruhe, Germany: over three days the eight-judge court will hear why the NPD deserves to be banned or not. Photograph: Marijan Murat/EPA

German federal states have launched a second attempt to ban the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) in a contested case critics say wi(...)

Angela Merkel: Germany will succeed because mastering massive challenges is what defines the Germans as a people, she has told her party. Photograph: Getty Images

Sandra Kühnert has taught Irish dancing in the German capital for almost 13 years. For the past three years her Jigs and Reels school had its first pe(...)

Former Pegida spokeswoman Kathrin Oertel called for referendums at all levels of German politics and said:  “We think it is important that citizens have the right for a direct say in government so they are not ruled over their heads.” Photograph: Sebastian Kahnert/EPA

Breakaway members of Dresden’s anti-Islamist Pegida organisation have established a new movement, demanding direct democracy and repatriation of key (...)

Kathrin Oertel has resigned as leader of the German anti-Islamist movement Pegida days after the departure of her predecessor Lutz Bachmann.  Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Five organisers of Germany’s anti-Islamist Pegida movement, including leader Kathrin Oertel, have stood down following disagreements over the departur(...)

 Front pages of German daily newspapers show images of Pegida co-founder Lutz Bachmann posing as Adolf Hitler. Photograph: Marcus Brandt/EPA

The leader of the fast-growing German anti-Muslim movement Pegida resigned on Wednesday after a photo of him posing as Hitler - along with reports th(...)

Lutz Bachmann deleted his Facebook profile after Dresden’s Morgenpost newspaper contacted him about  posts allegedly showing him posing as Adolf Hitler.

Pegida founder Lutz Bachmann has come under fire for allegedly describing immigrants as “cattle” and “garbage” on Facebook and posting a picture of hi(...)

Supporters of the Pegida movement hold up German flags at one of their weekly gatherings  in early  January  in Dresden.  Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Germany’s Islam-critical Pegida movement has vowed to return to the streets of Dresden next week after security concerns prompted police to ban last(...)

Pegida frontman Lutz Bachmann: At previous marches he told  supporters he was wearing a bulletproof vest. Photograph: Robert Michael/AFP/

Germany’s asylum- and Islam-critical Pegida movement has called on supporters to put flags and candles in their windows after a terrorist threat forc(...)

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