Today’s Blockupy Action Day in Germany was a great success! Acteurs of Crisis were tackled in 4 big cities.

In Berlin the day started with a rally at Oranienplatz together with refugees and supporters who then started their journey to  Strasbourg, where they start the International March 4 Freedom for freedom of movement: The final speech before the demonstration began ended with everyone chanting “Soma was no accident. Soma was murder! Fight capitalism everywhere!”
The demonstration started at around 1:30pm and at around 2:30 a rally took place in front of the “Haus der Deutschen Wirtschaft”, the office of the Federation of German Industries and the Federation of German Employer Organizations – two economic institutions with a share of responsibility for the destructive crisis management policies and inequality in Europe. When the demonstration continued following the rally, the walls were marked by some paint bombs. The demonstration then continued through the middle of the Berlin city center. At around 3:20 pm the police stormed into the demonstration and violently arrested 2 or 3 activists. All activists who were arrested were released less than two hours later. The demo was terminated after the police attack. Demonstration participants held a spontaneous closing rally and planned a BBQ at the Tempelhofer Feld. berlin demo1
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Police repression at the Rally
The “House of German Economics” getting what it deserves.

May 16 – Action Reports from Frankfurt and Luebeck

Frankfurt: The manifestation of the right-wing party “AfD” (“Alternative for Germany”) in the Frankfurt city center was canceled due to massive antifascist protests of Blockupy participants. Eggs and paint were thrown and slogans like “nationalism is no alternative!” where shouted by the antifascists. Hans-Olaf-Henkel, the first candidate of the AfD list, a friend of the well-known Racist public figure Thilo Sarrazin and former boss of the BDI (German Business Association), was hit by an egg. There were two arrests by the police, but eventually the AfD canceled their “event”.
Actions continued at the Apple Store in Frankfurt city center, where hundreds of people gathered for a go-in against the terrible working conditions in Apple production. Banners were hung up inside the Apple Store and the action was a great success. A spontaneous action continued at the Adidas Store.
Luebeck – Activists marked textile and electronic shops in Luebeck with red colour. The main slogan was “capitalism kills”. The action took place in the afternoon in the crowded pedestrian zone. Leaflets explained the background of the paint marks to the shopping people. Just as the police showed up the action was finished and the activists disappeared.

Let´s tackle Apple Frankfurt

About 200 participants, with protest banners inside and outside, a funny quizshow and arrow-shooting on the apple symbol, speeches about precarious labour conditions and about the resistance of foxconn workers, and after the manifestation with blocking effects another spontanous demonstration with a go-in in the Adidas store…