BERLIN (AP) -- Anti-Islam activists have staged an hour-long demonstration atop Berlin's Brandenburg Gate.
protesters unfurled a banner Saturday calling for "secure borders" in
Germany as crowds of tourists milled around the iconic monument.
said 15 people were briefly detained over the protest and are likely to
face charges of trespassing, harassment and breaching laws on public
Berlin police spokeswoman Patricia
Braemer said the protesters belonged to the Identitarian Movement.
Germany's domestic intelligence agency said this month it was putting
the far-right group under observation because it aims to subvert
Leaflets scattered by the group claimed the government is trying to replace Germany's population with Muslim immigrants.
Germany has seen an unprecedented influx of asylum-seekers, many from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, over the past year.