Pegida and counter rallies held in Newcastle
28 February 2015 Last updated at 11:57 GMT
Around 400 people are attending a rally in Newcastle organised by a group opposed to what it describes as the "Islamisation of Europe".
Thousands of people have attended protests organised by Pegida in Germany and other European countries, but this is the first one in Britain.
A counter-demonstration is also taking place in the city.
Fiona Trott reports from Newcastle