Pogroms in Frankfurt am Main
In Europe, restless. The official ceremony of the new headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt am Main - two intersecting 185-meter towers, the construction of which cost 1.3 billion euros, was held on March 18 against the background of street clashes of opponents of the international financial system and the police.
The protesters acted under the slogan "Death to capitalism!" And "To hell with Eurobank!".
For the opening of the headquarters of the ECB for 1.3 billion euros, the adjacent area was preparing for small military operations. Local banks and supermarkets said that they would close earlier than usual, the owners of cafes on the street, where protests were planned, removed furniture from the open-air verandahs that were usual for Europe.
Security forces took unprecedented security measures. Thus, the entire area has been closed since the beginning of the week, only local residents and office workers have the right to enter the territory enclosed by iron fences and barbed wire.
1. New building - two intersecting 185-meter towers:
It was impossible to get here by car or ground public transport. Closed and the nearest railway line. The list of measures was solid, but they were not enough ...
2. Although, at first everything was peaceful. Frankfurt am Main, March 18, 2015. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes):
3. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes):
4. The left radical movement Blockupy, which became the main organizer of the rally in Frankfurt, before its beginning promised to bring 10 thousand people to the streets in protest against the "anti-social policy of the ECB." In fact, it was much less. (Photo by Kai Pfaffenbach):
5. The number of protesters supported activity. Under the slogans “Death to capitalism!” And “To hell with Eurobank!” They quickly turned to “the cause”. About a thousand people in the morning broke through the police cordon in the area where the ECB headquarters are located, and tried to organize something like barricades there. (Photo by Kai Pfaffenbach | Reuters):
6. According to police, the demonstrators broke through the cordon near the ECB complex. Helicopters flew over the city. (Photo by Kai Pfaffenbach | Reuters):
7. Fire extinguish the burning police cars. Frankfurt am Main, March 18, 2015. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski | Reuters):
8. On March 18, there was a traffic collapse in the city: ground transportation was completely blocked, the work of the metro was partially blocked, trains at train stations arrived late or were transferred to bypass routes. (Photo by Michael Dalder | Reuters):
9. Flying pot.The leadership of schools and kindergartens in the area of the ECB complex called on parents to take their children home due to the dangerous situation on the street. Partially stopped work mail. (Photo by Kai Pfaffenbach | Reuters):
10. Cobblestones from the pavement, without going anywhere. (Photo by Kai Pfaffenbach | Reuters):
11. As well as without burning tires. (Photo by Michael Dalder | Reuters):
12. The crowd with the deployed Blockupy flags and the slogan “Let's start the party!” Went through an unauthorized march with Opernplatz from six in the morning, breaking windows. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes):
13. (Photo by Michael Dalder | Reuters):
14. Undoubtedly, the culmination of pogroms in Frankfurt am Main became clowns. So some protesters dressed up.
Another flying cobblestone. Frankfurt am Main, March 18, 2015. (Photo by Daniel Roland):
15. This was aerial view of the pogrom district in Frankfurt am Main, March 18, 2015. The ECB building is on the right. (Photo by Reuters):
16. Hot air streams from a burning barricade in the street. (Photo by Kai Pfaffenbach | Reuters):
17. Peaceful protester. (Photo by Kai Pfaffenbach | Reuters):
18. Poster "Caviar - for all." (Photo by Kai Pfaffenbach | Reuters):
19. Clowns against the police. (Photo by Michael Dalder | Reuters):
20. “Block the ECB”. (Photo by Odd Andersen):
And in the circle is definitely the most famous symbol of anarchy today. This is a monogram, which consists of a capital letter “A” surrounded by the capital letter “O”. The letter "A" comes from the initial letter of the words "anarchy" and "anarchism" in most European languages, which looks the same as in the Latin script,so in Cyrillic. The letter "O" means "order." Together they mean "Anarchy - the mother of order" - the famous phrase of Proudhon.
21. But made of cobblestones, the sign of anarchy looks creative. (Photo by Simon Hofmann):
22. Meanwhile, in the building of the ECB, as if nothing had happened, they held the opening ceremony of the new headquarters: President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, cuts the ribbon. (Photo by Wolfgang Rattay | Reuters):
23. "People are more important than banks." Can not argue. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes):
24. Protesters dressed as clowns. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes):
25. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes):
26. “In the eurozone, a social crisis is unceasingly unfolding. Its outcome is poverty, loss of social security, lack of prospects, especially among young people. Responsibility for this crisis is borne, among other things, by the ECB. ”