Hooligans Against Salafists
Hooligans Against Salafists (HoGeSa) is a far-right German anti-Muslim group. It has been described as 'an alliance of violent soccer fans and right-wingers who say they fear the rise of radical Islam in Europe'.
It is said to share at least one organiser with Patriotic Europeans Against Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA), some sources reporting he is a lawyer and also a member of the far right Alternative for Germany party.
- On 26 October 2014 in Cologne a HoGeSa march turned violent. Some sources said 400 activists ‘went on a rampage’, according to Der Spiegel, other sources put the numbers at 2500. The rally was reportedly registered with the authorities by a member of the far right Pro NRW party..
- In November 2014 in Hanover a HoGeSa demonstration was reportedly outnumbered by counter-protesters. About 5000 HoGeSa supporters had been expected but around 2,600 showed up.
- A protest on 8 December 2014 in Düsseldorf was said involve HoGeSa supporters among its planners. Seeking replicate the PEGIDA movement, it was organised under the name DÜGIDA.
- Alternative for Germany
- Patriotic Europeans Against Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA)
- Bürgerbewegung pro NRW
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Hanover rally against radical Islam ends calmly, DW.de, 15 November 2014, accessed 6 January 2015
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The End of Tolerance? Anti-Muslim Movement Rattles Germany, Spiegel Online International, 21 December 2014, accessed 5 January 2015
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Anti-Islamization protests expand in Germany, DW.de, 7 December 2014, accessed 6 January 2015
- ↑ 'Hooligan' anti-Islamist rally in Cologne turns violent, DW.de, 26 October 2014, accessed 6 January 2015