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Protesters Take to the Streets Ahead of European Parliament Elections

HeadlineMay 20, 2019

Tens of thousands took to the streets in cities across Germany Sunday to protest against the rise of nationalism ahead of the European Parliament elections.

Roxana Meifner: “It is alarming how many right-wing parties are active not only in Germany but throughout Europe, and history must be learned from. So, it’s our responsibility to go to the polls and stand against the right and demonstrate.”

Meanwhile, in France, as yellow vest demonstrators marked six months since the start of the anti-government protest movement, many also called for voters to stand against elite and corporate interests in the upcoming EU elections.

Céline: “We believed in Europe. We believed in it completely. But we didn’t understand that Europe is very much for the rich, meaning the first thing that it did was to build a huge safety box to stash away their money.”

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