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"Pulse of Europe" holds anti-"Frexit" rallies

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"Pulse of Europe" holds anti-"Frexit" rallies

<p>About 2000 people took to the streets of Berlin for “Pulse of Europe”, a demo for a United Europe. Similar demos popped up in other German cities from Frankfurt to Cologne and in other European nations like Ireland and France.</p> <p>The main goal of the events was to show opposition to the idea of a French exit from the EU. In Berlin,crowds shouted the French motto “liberty, equality, fraternity”, held posters in French which read “In the name of friendship” and chanted “vive l’Europe”.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr">Au nom de l’amitié <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Wir?src=hash">#Wir</a> für <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Europa?src=hash">#Europa</a>! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Berlin?src=hash">#Berlin</a> chante pour l’Europe! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ShapeTogether?src=hash">#ShapeTogether</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/PulseofEurope"><code>PulseofEurope</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/_Konzerthaus"></code>_Konzerthaus</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/EmmanuelMacron"><code>EmmanuelMacron</a> <a href="https://t.co/iOGJIG8Rau">pic.twitter.com/iOGJIG8Rau</a></p>— Pius Anton Schorle (</code>PiusASchorle) <a href="https://twitter.com/PiusASchorle/status/858700550317240321">April 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr">1/2 Quelques photos de <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/pulseofeurope?src=hash">#pulseofeurope</a> Paris :) cc <a href="https://twitter.com/PoEFrance"><code>PoEFrance</a> <a href="https://t.co/1ZV7mmVj9x">pic.twitter.com/1ZV7mmVj9x</a></p>— Positifs (</code>PositifsFr) <a href="https://twitter.com/PositifsFr/status/858708169161396225">April 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>One demonstrator explained why he had decided to attend. He said:</p> <p>“I think it’s great. It is important (to be here). For sure, just sitting at home is easier. But not staying attentive can lead to bad things.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Connected with Paris & <a href="https://twitter.com/PoEFrance"><code>PoEFrance</a> we too we showed the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PulseofEurope?src=hash">#PulseofEurope</a> in <br>Dublin <a href="https://t.co/ES8dgJkfah">https://t.co/ES8dgJkfah</a> & in Galway <a href="https://t.co/SD70jydmK7">https://t.co/SD70jydmK7</a> <a href="https://t.co/pHZToIwnYf">https://t.co/pHZToIwnYf</a></p>— Pulse Of Europe IRL (</code>PulseOfEuropeIR) <a href="https://twitter.com/PulseOfEuropeIR/status/858709385358569473">April 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The mood was festive in Berlin’s Gendarmenmarkt, with people bursting into a rendition of Joe Dassin’s hit-song “Aux Champs Elysées”.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="de" dir="ltr">Bester europablauer Himmel heute in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hamburg?src=hash">#Hamburg</a> beim <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/pulseofeurope?src=hash">#pulseofeurope</a> <a href="https://t.co/YMGU14ldYa">pic.twitter.com/YMGU14ldYa</a></p>— <strong>Ulrike E.</strong> (@fantasiafragile) <a href="https://twitter.com/fantasiafragile/status/858705475386437636">April 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>One young girl has a very pressing concern if France were to leave the EU. She told reporters:</p> <p>“France must remain in the EU because otherwise we cannot eat French cheese anymore. And that would be terrible for me because I love cheese more than anything”</p> <p>An excerpt from the demo’s manifesto affirms:</p> <p>“We are convinced that most of the people believe in the founding idea of the European Union, of its further evolution and of its capacity to be reformed.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Let’s be the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/pulseofeurope?src=hash">#pulseofeurope</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/hamburg?src=hash">#hamburg</a> <a href="https://t.co/Hyn26iecqB">pic.twitter.com/Hyn26iecqB</a></p>— Andreas Moring (@andreasmoring) <a href="https://twitter.com/andreasmoring/status/858674448014213121">April 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>