(14 March 2017) – Thousands of Europeans took to the streets of more than 40 cities in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK on 12 March to protest against populism and highlight European values before elections in the Netherlands and France.
The protests were organised by the Pulse of Europe movement, which was founded by Frankfurt lawyer Daniel Röder and his wife Sabine, which describes itself as a non-partisan citizens’ initiative.
In Germany, 35 cities participated, along with five in France, as well as Amsterdam, Brussels, and Bath in the UK.
The movement says its supporters are convinced that the majority of people believe in the fundamental idea of the European Union and its potential for reform and that they don’t want to sacrifice it to nationalist tendencies. (EurActiv)