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SZ-Online: How many came to Pulse of Europe

How many came to “Pulse of Europe”? On Twitter, a photo is circulated, which raises doubts about the number of participants in the demonstration on Sunday. Where the number 900 comes from and whether it is correct:

This image is cursed on Twitter. This is a discussion about the number of participants at the “Pulse of Europe” demo on Sunday at the Neumarkt in Dresden. © Screenshot: Twitter

The number of participants seems to increase. After about 400 people had followed the call of “Pulse of Europe” in Dresden in the previous week, it was probably around 900 on Sunday. Thus, on Monday morning, sz-online.de reported, and other media wrote of 1,000 people.

But there were doubts about the number, since on Twitter a picture makes the round. What can be seen on it suggests possibly less encouragement. Among other things the user with the name “stefanolix” shared the photo. “Participation in” Pulse Of Europe “in Dresden: 23.04.2017 at 14.10 hrs (start: 14.00 hrs)”, he wrote to the recording, which shows the Neumarkt. The picture of the visitors’ platform above the dome of the Frauenkirche was taken.

Participation in #PulseOfEurope in #Dresden: 23.04.2017 at 14.10 hrs (start: 14.00 hrs): pic.twitter.com/y4NUuAE9O8 – stefanolix (@stefanolix) 23 April 2017

On the picture you can see the participants of the demonstration and a white truck on which is a speech platform. Carola Vulpius, co-organizer of the demo, said Monday: “I know the photo.” According to Vulpius, the said number is “an estimate of the organizer”. The exact number of participants could not be quantified. “There were certainly between 700 and 900,” explained Vulpius. In the course of the event still interested were added.

In short, there is no scientifically valid statement on the number of participants, as, for example, the student group “counted” in selected demonstrations. It is therefore not possible to confirm without doubt whether this number is correct. The Dresden police also rarely publish statistics on such events. On Sunday, the agency did not provide an official estimate.

The demonstration on Sunday afternoon should be a sign of European unity and anti-EU tendencies. On the day of the first stage of the presidential election in France, the participants sent a clear message to the women’s church in the neighboring country. Until the 7th of May there will be “Puls of Europe” demos in Dresden. (Fsc / sr)

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