Thousands protest in Germany against racism, discrimination

Thousands of people are attending a protest against racism and discrimination in the German city of Dresden, a week ahead of two state elections in the country's east in which the far-right Alternative for Germany party is expected to make gains

Saxony has for years been a stronghold of Alternative for Germany, and the anti-migration group PEGIDA — short for Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West — rose to prominence with weekly protests in Dresden.

Saturday's organizers said that "Dresden is much, much more than PEGIDA."