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Photo: Jimmy Wall

Anti-Islam group was outnumbered at their own rally in Gothenburg on Saturday.

Pegida Sweden had announced a rally at Götaplatsen in Gothenburg to speak out against the alleged Islamisation of Europe.

Gothenburg Police had fenced the area to avoid any altercation as the anti-racist group No Pegida Sweden had also announced to be there.

Pegida stands for Patriotische Europäer gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West).

There were only seven members from Pegida, with additionally maybe 15 supporters. The number of counter-protesters was estimated to be around 1,000 or more, maybe even close to about 1,500.

Pegida members used a megaphone which made it easy for the counter-protesters to chant over them. The only message they got out to the crowd was communicated through their banners.

The rally and counter-protest ended peacefully with Pegida giving a bow and waving as they walked away while the counter-protesters were still showing them their fingers and victory-signs.

At the beginning of the rally one person was taken away by the police for unknown reasons.

Some of the Pediga supporters were driven away in a police van presumably for their own protection.

More photos from the rally can be found here.

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