For all of April, an exhibition of photographs will be on display at the Sumac Centre, Nottingham. This work by photographers Guy Smallman and Paul Mattsson cover many aspects of this events, from the laughs and peaceful moments to the full on aggression displayed by law enforcement at such events. Please go and see this exhibition.
On June 6 to 8, 2007, Heiligendamm's Kempinski Grand Hotel hosted the 33rd summit of G8 leaders. As a result thousands of anticapitalist activists blocked the roads to Heiligendamm and an estimated 25,000 anti-globalization protesters demonstrated in nearby Rostock.
Despite the 16,000 police and 1,000 troops, the biggest security operation on mainland Germany since the Second World War failed to stop the G8 being blockaded by thousands of protesters intent on causing maximum disruption to the summit.
Joining one of the Wednesday morning actions from a nearby protest camp the level of organisation and diversity of the participants was immediately apparent. Reds, greens, autonomists, peaceniks and trade unionists were working together along a common agreed consensus that was repeated several times over the megaphone in three different languages: “We will not be violent no matter what the provocation. We will not let them stop us!”
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Rostock: Tens of thousands protest against the G8
G8: More than 10,000 block Heiligendamm
33rd G8 Sumit
Protesters, police clash after Rostock anti-G8 demo
Photographer - Media: One Eye on the Road. Nottingham. UK
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"It is not enough to curse the darkness.
It is also necessary to light a lamp!!"
Tash [alan lodge]