Tactical moves by Socialists hands power to Sarkozy's conservatives.
The campaign and local officials had said they expected more than 30,000 people, but far fewer arrived.
The anti-immigration group has said it will field candidates in next year's regional elections
The crowdfunded campaign has raised thousands of euros to 'amend' the government's posters.
The number of migrants crossing into Switzerland has doubled since last year.
Lutz Bachmann deleted the picture after being contacted by German media.
Anti-Islam group Pegida has been holding weekly rallies since October.
A sharp rise in crime committed by non-resident foreigners has led to calls for greater border controls
The number of attendees has been increasing week on week
The former leader of the far-right English Defence League outlined his support for Ukip
This week Merkel's conservatives debated banning the burka, the full body covering worn by some Muslim women