On May 8, a large number of Avaaz activists turned out in order to celebrate the election results in France. This was also the anniversary of allied forces achieving victory on this day in 1945 in World War II. All had assembled at the Eiffel Tower. This is where Elie Buzyn joined them. He is a survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp and is 88 years old today. He asked all the Avaaz activists to continue to support their elected president as well as keep on working for stopping extremism.


He remembered all about his days at Auschwitz and his parents dying during WW II. He is well aware that extremism has harsh repercussions. Buzyn along with other minorities had been worried about the presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, winning the election as he is an extremist. Hence all of them were relieved once Emmanuel Macron was elected.


During the celebration of the election results, these Avaaz activists were holding signs that were expressing the fact that they opposed racial intolerance. These demonstrators favored peace, unity along with vigilance. There were activists from many other nations in this rally. This is when Buzyn also reminded participants to stay involved in the legislative elections in France.


Avaaz is an activist group. It is headquartered in the New York City. The group organizes campaigns all across the world. It has over 40 million members from 200 nations. The staff at Avaaz is using 15 different languages in order to communicate with all of them. This is a group that was established nearly a decade ago. A number of progressive organizations had come together to create it.


The organization is focusing on armed conflicts, economic issues, besides climate change as well as animal rights. It has a wide portfolio of highly diverse campaigns.

For more information follow Avaaz on Twitter.

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