On Saturday, October 13th 2018, people gathered in more than 50 European cities to stand up for a united Europe.
13-10.org was initiated by the Swiss-German writer Jonas Lüscher and the Austrian philosopher Michael Zichy. According to them the unity of Europe is our best guarantee for peace, freedom and the rights of people. Individuals as well as organisations followed their call and planned demonstrations, discussions and other colourful events dedicated to a democratic, peaceful and tolerant Europe.
The most northern city where people were involved was Eskilstuna in Sweden. Lisbon was the most western outpost, Nicosia, Cyprus the most southern (and at the same time most eastern) one. On October 11th an event organized by a group of artists took place in Minsk, Belarus. Moreover groups and many individuals in Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain, and Switzerland joined forces. It is estimated that e.g. in Berlin about 250.000 people took to the streets.