PEGIDA appeared out of nowhere in October and now draws thousands to its protests. Lucian Kim reports for BuzzFeed News from Dresden on the rise of the shadowy new group.
“The aggressor must be stopped by aggressive, forceful means.”
Some welcome the Russian military. Others are scared.
Ukraine has accused Russia of an “armed invasion” of the separatist peninsula.
“They’re occupying us,” said Ruslan Temirkayayev, as an unmarked military truck trundled by. “We don’t need weapons. We’ll use our fists to defend ourselves.”
Fears of civil war over the separatist peninsula are growing. Yanukovych is defiant.
“Separatism is just a show.”
“There is the danger of an escalation if there’s external interference by Russia.”