Senior PEGIDA Figure To Be Investigated By Police For ‘Migrant Hunting’ Trip

Ex-PEGIDA spokeswoman Tatjana Festerling is to be investigated by German authorities after a trip she made to the frontiers of Europe at the Bulgarian border to help locals track down illegal migrants was reported to police by an anonymous Twitter user. Ms. Festerling made the trip to Bulgaria in June with the aim of helping local citizens who have taken it upon themselves to track down illegal migrants flooding into the country through Greece and Turkey. Now because of photographs of herself with the group of so-called vigilantes have been published on social media networks like Twitter, German police have indicated they may have to investigate Ms. Festerling on the matter, Die Welt reports. The trip taken by Ms. Festerling and Dutch PEGIDA leader Edwin Wagensveld to the border region of Bulgaria near the Turkish and Greek borders saw the pair meet up with a group called “Bulgarian Military Veterans Union” who patrol the area hunting for illegal migrants who slip past the border guards. The group bears striking similarity to the “organisation for the protection of Bulgarian citizens” which was founded by a cook and self described patriot named Hristo Atanasov. The pair of PEGIDA luminaries spent the day with the vigilante group and