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“We don’t know why exactly the EU flags became so popular, but we are definitely ordering more – small and big ones,” they say.

Within a week, a grassroots “We are Europeans” social movement gained more than 1,500 supporters and 13 regional pages with over 400 “likes” on Facebook.

On Oct. 20 and Oct. 26, the movement also carried out its first two public demonstrations with about 300 attendees in total. The percentage of those who accepted a Facebook invitation and actually turned out for the event was unexpectedly high. Many brought their friends, co-workers and children. The support of Ukraine’s European choice is huge –activists claim – and the movement has a huge potential to grow.

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