imc-dispatch | 10.08.2003 00:08
6:24 pm Police in riot gear gather near the camp, while negotiations with the camp's contact group continue
6:31 pm: The raid has not yet begun. There's a second warning by police ordering people to go to the "exits", where everybody will have their picture taken. A call of solidarity got sent, especially to people living locally in and around the area of Cologne.
7:15 pm: the police used tear gas, being well aware that its effectively increases uncontrollably with the high temperatures causing burns and injuries of the protestors.
8:56 pm: some campers have painted themselves in bright colours and linked arms for human chains. The police are about to attack, the mainstream press have finally left .
10:33 pm: the total number of detentions is rising - all will be taken to Bruehl - 5 minutes ago the police announced the intentions. They have searched tents and the remaining vehicles for people, but have not found anybody.
11:01pm: 80 people demonstrate in Leipzig, there are also demonstrations in Hamburg, Wendland, Frankfurt and elsewhere. More than 300 activists are unlawfully detained. The last activists, who are women, were taken out of the camp and into custody.