Berlin - pre G8 squat raids & kids riot

Gerrard Winstanley office at
Sun May 20 16:49:53 BST 2007

As usual the Roman, Illuminist Bilderbergers, secret rulers of the 
Western world, will be meeting the weekend BEFORE the G8. This year 
the controllrs of most of th world's money will meet in the old HQ of 
the Roman Empire, Constantinople. Ooooops I mean Istanbul.
Bilderberg To Be Held In Istanbul

The police raids and the kids riot (Hamburg, may 9th, 2007)

Riots in Hamburg after a demonstration against the police repression 
in Germany. 

On may 9th, the police raided several radical-left projects in Hamburg 
and Berlin, and confiscated files, computers and printers. They claim 
to be looking for evidence of terrorist activities. In the last two 
years, a number of cars belonging to politicians and managers were 
burned with links to the G8 summit this year in Heiligendamm. 

Later that day, thousands of people took the streets, protesting the 
police repression. 3000 in Berlin, 2000 in Hamburg, and smaller 
demonstrations in many other cities. 

One of the raided projects in Hamburg was the Rote Flora. An 
autonomous culture center, that has been squatted since 1989, and will 
be one of the three convergence centers for the G8 protests. 
At 7pm people assembled in front of the Flora to protests the earlier 
police actions. About an hour before the demonstration, the whole 
plaza in front of the squat was filled with 1500 - 2000 people. 
The march lead through the streets of St.Pauli, with people linking 
arms to prevent arrests, with the police driving up 6 water cannon 
trucks, 2-3 clearing tanks, and surrounding the protesters in a very 
narrow espalier. Sometimes walking, sometimes running short sprints, 
to keep the demonstration lively, the march ended again in front of 
the Flora, when it started getting dark. 
Some people dragged nearby construction fences onto the street. In 
response, the police attacked without warning and rather randomly 
clubbed into the crowd. 
people defended themselves with bottles and fireworks, but got 
dispersed when the water cannons with the police reinforcements came. 
Small groups scattered into the side streets, throwing bottles, 
starting small fires, but by midnight the situation was calmed down by 
the police. For now, at least. More protests have been announced. 

The police claims that 3 of their members got hurt, one passerby was 
injured and 8 people got arrested. 

m benjamin

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