June 2 protest against G8
It was great to see a big demo, 80,000 at least, lots of different people, many different factions, organizations and parties. Mostly it was a pleasant walk through Rostock but since it ended with the riot, that got all the attention since then. Here, instead, are a medley of photos from the big June 2 march:
I was curious about this odd group that went by under the flag of “Fuck”. They had brass instruments and discarded military surplus uniforms, walked in formation, and towed this puzzling flag and sculpture behind them.
Another excellent piece on Saturday at the start” a bunch of Â© symbols, music symbols, paragraph symbols (to indicate the paragraphs in trade treaties seeking greater rights for intellectual property), DNA molecules, etc., were arranged in a cordoned-off roundabout at the gathering place near the main train station. Lab-coated “scientists” “worked” among them. Another performer repeatedly tries to enter the “commons” but is kept out by the scientists” demonstrating the privatization and sequestering of expert knowledge. Quite beautiful.
These guys came in on a big sailing ship from Denmark. They’ve been at all the demonstration marches so far, monarchical and poised, and they also have a lovely poster/brochure they’re distributing…
And here’s a smattering of other participants that caught my eye:
These guys are bringing this to all events to dramatize the “settling” of the bombing range where these kinds of triangles are supposed to serve as bombing targets. There’s a place in former eastern Germany that NATO has designated a bombing range and activists are trying to demilitarize.
These red ballons are calling for debt cancellation.