Frankfurt Occupy German riot police close an anti-austerity demonstration that was not allowed in front of Frankfurt’s famous town hall “Roemer” in Frankfurt, May 17, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski German police said they detained 150 demonstrators in Frankfurt on Thursday, May 17, for defying a ban on their protest against austerity policies implemented to tackle the euro zone debt crisis. They splashed paint at the police. There are lots of demonstrations and riots all over the world. People who are not happy with their governments just go to the streets or set camps in their cities. Don’t they trust their political leaders anymore or did the leaders tell them to demonstrate? They caused trouble to the innocent people around them. They are teaching bad value to kids like me. I don’t think the end can justifies the means. German riot police carry left wing politician Dieter Dehm as police close an anti-austerity demonstration that was not allowed in front of Frankfurt’s famous town hall “Roemer” May 17, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Paint spattered supporters of the Frankfurt Occupy Camp sit in the street after being moved by police officers during the removal of the occupy camp in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. The camp which has been occupied for eight months, was cleared ahead of the so called “Blockupy” days, where clashes between anti capitalism demonstrators and police are expected. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) German riot police stand in front of a traditional costume shop as their colleagues close an anti-austerity demonstration that was not allowed in front of Frankfurt’s famous town hall “Roemer” May 17, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Paint spattered supporters of the Frankfurt Occupy Camp wait for being taken away by police officers during the vacation of the occupy camp in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) German riot police remove a protester during an anti-austerity demonstration that was not allowed in front of Frankfurt’s famous town hall “Roemer” in Frankfurt, May 17, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Author: Ahmad Ali Karim Blogger. Official Ambassador at Muafakat Pendidikan Johor (MPJ). Columnist at Utusan Malaysia. Secretary at Pertubuhan Permuafakatan Pendidikan Malaysia (ME'DIDIK). View all posts by Ahmad Ali Karim
2 thoughts on “Frankfurt Occupy”
Thank you for taking the time to report on these events. I’m not certain these people are setting a bad example or if they are waking people up to the inequality that is forefront in the world.
Peace and best wishes!
Thank you for for visiting my blog and writing the comment. They may be fighting for something but they should not do it that way. They should do it nicely, the way adults should. They should write letters to their ministers, politicians, newspapers, online newspapers, NGOs and others, start websites promoting what they want, start their NGOs, appear on talk shows, post what you need to say on YouTube, start online TVs, talk to politicians from the parties that they voted for so that they can fight for them in the parliament and other peaceful ways. It may take a long time to change things. If they really want make demonstrations, make and ‘fake’ demonstrations in buildings or away from the crowd; have them recorded, post them on YouTube and send them to TV stations.
Demonstrations can easily turn into violence and hurt a lot of people. Peace loving people might think that demonstrators are bad and won’t support them. Occupy places waste the time of their participants and the police because occupy take very long time. Occupy can also turn into riots and can be dangerous if there is a fire or sudden storm. There will be lots of trash and the place will be dirty. Lots of things, buildings and even plants were damaged like during the Bersih 3.0 demonstration in Kuala Lumpur. People cannot do business, tourists will be unhappy, people may not be able to go to important places around the area because the roads were closed and people may get hurt.
Ask the politician who they voted for to help them because it is their job to do so. If they don’t want to help, do not vote for them anymore. Politicians should not tell their supporters to make demonstrations. It is them who must fight for their supporters.
Sometimes things are not fair but we have to be patient and pray. Kids like me always feel that adults and lots of rules are unfair 🙂 If want I something, I have to ask nicely and say “please”. If I demonstrate like screaming, demanding, crying or sulking; I will not get what I asked for but I’ll be punished
Please visit my blog again. Peace and best wishes to you too.