This afternoon the petition was set up and Cornelius Hasselblatt, professor of Finno-Ugric Languages and Cultures at the University of Groningen, was first to sign. The Universiteitskrant was present and made a movie (which you can watch here). Many signatures followed and with dr. Ilona Laha from Latvia as 1052nd signature was the first day of the petition very successful.
Signatures from across the world:
On the first day the petition was signed by people from Aruba, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, the Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Puerto Rico, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
What people said:
Mr. Laurentius Huber - Leipzig, Germany
Mr. Drs. Alexander van Hoboken - Nijmegen, Netherlands
Dr. Viola van Bogaert - Aruba
Mrs. Pityi Brigitta - Budapest, Hungary
Ms. Anna Tardy - Budapest, Hungary
Dr. Bo G. Ekelund - Stockholm, Sweden
Dr. Per Erik Ljung - Lund, Sweden
Drs. Linda Hoekstra - Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Professor Dr. Hans Aili - Stockholm, Sweden
MS Eszter Zinkstok - Luxembourg
Dr. Tjeerd de Graaf - Paterswolde, Netherlands