Pro-Europe demonstrations held in Germany

Several thousand pro-Europe 'Pulse of Europe' demonstrators take to the streets of Berlin and Frankfurt, days after Britain triggered Article 50 to leave the European Union.
People waving European Union (EU) flags at a pro-European Union rally titled at the Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin, Germany, on April 2, 2017.
People waving European Union (EU) flags at a pro-European Union rally titled at the Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin, Germany, on April 2, 2017. PHOTO: EPA

BERLIN & FRANKFURT (REUTERS) - Several thousand demonstrators gathered in Berlin's historic Gendarmenmarkt public square on Sunday (April 2) to demonstrate for a unified Europe and to urge France to vote against the leader of the eurosceptic and anti-immigrant National Front party and French presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, in it upcoming national elections.

Many were holding placards of 'The Pulse Of Europe' movement, a grassroots initiative started in Frankfurt with the aim to keep Europe united.

Demonstrators have been gathering for the non-partisan rallies on Sundays in the German city over recent months.

Demonstrators in Berlin voiced their pro-European Union sentiments with EU flags, blue balloons and face paint.

In glorious sunshine, about 4,000 people also took to the streets of Frankfurt, demonstrating for peace, unity and against xenophobia.