Tens of thousands of demonstrators opposed to right-wing populism and nationalism took to the streets in a number of European cities before May 23-26 elections to the European Parliament.

Marches in Germany were held under the banner of “One Europe for Everyone: Your Voice Against Nationalism” in cities including Berlin, Cologne, Leipzig, Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg.

Organizers from more than 70 groups support the European Union, but also urge changes in migration policy such as support for refugee rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea.

A man with his face painted like a European flag, attends a demonstration in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 19, 2019. People across Europe attend demonstrations under the slogan 'A Europe for All - Your Voice Against Nationalism'. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
A man with his face painted like a European flag, attends a demonstration in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 19, 2019. People across Europe attend demonstrations under the slogan ‘A Europe for All – Your Voice Against Nationalism’. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Other gatherings under the slogan “No to Hate, Yes to Change” were planned in Budapest, Genoa, Utrecht, Warsaw, Bucharest and other cities.

The dpa news agency said organizers reported 20,000 protesters in Berlin, while police estimated 10,000 in Munich, 14,000 in Frankfurt, and 10,000 in Hamburg.

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People hold posters reading: 'Elect a Europe for all' and 'Your choice - May 26' as they attend a demonstration in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 19, 2019. People across Europe attend demonstrations under the slogan 'A Europe for All - Your Voice Against Nationalism'. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
People hold posters reading: ‘Elect a Europe for all’ and ‘Your choice – May 26’ as they attend a demonstration in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 19, 2019. People across Europe attend demonstrations under the slogan ‘A Europe for All – Your Voice Against Nationalism’. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
People gather for a protest rally in Hamburg, Germany, Sunday, May 19, 2019. People across Europe attend demonstrations under the slogan 'A Europe for All - Your Voice Against Nationalism'. (Christian Charisius/dpa via AP)
People gather for a protest rally in Hamburg, Germany, Sunday, May 19, 2019. People across Europe attend demonstrations under the slogan ‘A Europe for All – Your Voice Against Nationalism’. (Christian Charisius/dpa via AP)
People wave European flags in front of the Old Opera during a demonstration in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, May 19, 2019. People across Europe attend demonstrations under the slogan 'A Europe for All - Your Voice Against Nationalism'. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
People wave European flags in front of the Old Opera during a demonstration in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, May 19, 2019. People across Europe attend demonstrations under the slogan ‘A Europe for All – Your Voice Against Nationalism’. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
People, with faces painted like a European flag, arrive for a demonstration in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 19, 2019. People across Europe attend demonstrations under the slogan 'A Europe for All - Your Voice Against Nationalism'. The banner reads 'For Europe
People, with faces painted like a European flag, arrive for a demonstration in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 19, 2019. People across Europe attend demonstrations under the slogan ‘A Europe for All – Your Voice Against Nationalism’. The banner reads ‘For Europe”. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Chinese tourists take photographs and selfies in front of the Old Opera during a demonstration in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, May 19, 2019. People across Europe attend demonstrations under the slogan 'A Europe for All - Your Voice Against Nationalism'.  Pink banners reads 'Deselect Nationalism'.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Chinese tourists take photographs and selfies in front of the Old Opera during a demonstration in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, May 19, 2019. People across Europe attend demonstrations under the slogan ‘A Europe for All – Your Voice Against Nationalism’. Pink banners reads ‘Deselect Nationalism’. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
People hold posters reading: 'Elect a Europe for all' as they attend a demonstration in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 19, 2019. People across Europe attend demonstrations under the slogan 'A Europe for All - Your Voice Against Nationalism'. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
People hold posters reading: ‘Elect a Europe for all’ as they attend a demonstration in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 19, 2019. People across Europe attend demonstrations under the slogan ‘A Europe for All – Your Voice Against Nationalism’. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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