[Debate] The natives are restless...Blockupy
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Sat May 19 14:59:23 BST 2012
For the time being, there's little pressure on the government in Germany to
give Greece, etc. a new deal that SYRIZA needs to make its Plan A work. So
what's next for the Greeks?
On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 9:19 AM, Riaz K Tayob <riaz.tayob at gmail.com> wrote:
> [will the social contract still be, its fine if you can kick butt
> News <http://www.thehindu.com/news/> » International<http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/> Published: May 19, 2012 18:29 IST | Updated: May 19, 2012 18:29 IST
> 20,000 march at Frankfurt Occupy protest rally AP
> Some 20,000 activists took part in a major rally of the local Occupy
> movement in Frankfurt on Saturday, German police said.
> Protesters peacefully filled the city center of continental Europe’s
> biggest financial hub in their protest against the dominance of banks and
> what they perceive to be untamed capitalism, Frankfurt police spokesman
> Ruediger Regis said.
> Police revised the initial turnout estimate of 10,000 quickly upward to
> 20,000 as protesters jammed Frankfurt’s downtown business district on what
> was a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon.
> A spokesman for the organizers, Roland Suess, said turnout has already
> reached 25,000. Organizers had told authorities that they expect between
> 10,000 and 40,000 participants.
> The protest group calling itself Blockupy has called for blocking the
> access to the European Central Bank, which is located in Frankfurt’s
> business district.
> Last year, thousands in Germany took to the streets in rallies during the
> worldwide Occupy movement. But as Germany’s economy is proving to be robust
> and unemployment at a record-low those protests have mostly fizzled out.
> But Europe’s lingering debt crisis has given new fuel to some protests,
> even though Germany Europe’s biggest economy suffers none of the austerity
> measures now heavily affecting some southern European nations such as
> Greece, Portugal and Spain.
> An Occupy tent camp in front of the ECB was cleared Wednesday as a safety
> measure ahead of Saturday’s protest. Some 340 activists left, some of them
> carried by police. Authorities say the camp can be re-erected on late
> Police on Friday temporarily detained some 400 demonstrators during
> unauthorized Blockupy protests by thousands of activists after they erected
> barricades and staged sit-ins.
> Some 5,000 police officers are assigned to keep the weekend protests in
> Keywords: Occupy protest<http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/article3436322.ece?css=print#>
> , Occupy Frankfurt<http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/article3436322.ece?css=print#>
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