Anti-Islam group faces another lawsuit over swastika banner
Pegida frontman Edwin Wagensveld must appear in court again on Thursday next week because of a banner showing a swastika being thrown into a trash can, which was displayed during a Pegida demonstration in front of the Stopera in February, AT5 reports.
The banner showed a man figure throwing various symbols into a trash can, including a swastika. Wagenveld was arrested when he pulled the banner out. He was given a fine, which he refused to pay and the case went to trial.
Early in September the case appeared in court, but Wagenveld was arrested again for wearing a t-shirt showing the same image.
According to the Pegida frontman, in this case wearing a swastika logo is allowed because it is being thrown into a trash can. In that context it shows that he finds the Nazi ideals objectionable.