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

Berlin
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: http://freedomnotfrontex.noblogs.org/. 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.
Stuttgart:
In Stuttgart (southern Germany) 3000 people took the streets. The demonstration began after a delay caused by the police. All participants who arrived by train and bus were forced into identity control by the police. The demonstration was a grand success in the city. stuttgart 1 stuttgart 2#

 

 

 

 

 

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Düsseldorf

Around 1500 people participated in Düsseldorf (west Germany). The demonstration was filled with creative elements, including blockades of various businesses in the city center with poor working conditions. At least one business was completely shut down by the human blockades. After the demonstration many continued on to the Dusseldorf “Deportation Airport” for a demonstration protesting against the European border regime and the German State’s deportation practices. For freedom of movement and residency for all! #stopdeportationairport ddorf 1 ddorf airport ddorf apple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hamburg:
Around 3000 people participated at the Blockupy demonstration in Hamburg. The official demonstration ended just before 4pm, and afterwards participants were violently attacked by police with water canons and teargas. Despite police barricades some protesters were able to reach the target destination of the demonstration: Elbe Philarmony, a prestigious building site in Hamburg city wich is a symbol for gentrification and misguided urban planning in the interests of capital instead of the people. There were a few arrests.

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