The Folly of an Elite ! .... Heard The Voice of Reason !!
Stop and Check ! Strasbourg residents show passes
The Germans are Coming !
Bonjour Les Enfants ! a protester waves to children
Nato ! NON ! Riot Police Chief steers Germand Demo away from Rally Point
Mass Movement ! Demonstrators on the move
Kicking Off ! Anarchists attack a Strasbourg Police vehicle
The Police Response ! Tear Gas !!
Bloody but Unbowed ! an injured protester bleeding
Strasbourg Burning ! Public Phone Booths on Fire
Strasbourg Burning ! A French Firefighter struggles with the Hotel fire
Strasbourg Suburb Burning ! Buildings left to burn while Fire crews battle the H
Scorched Earth ! Anarchists attack public services
We are Watching You ! French Riot Police await the order
Groups from several countries gathered to protest against NATO policy,
which in many eyes is spirally out of control.
With an International Camp of resistance set up south of Strasbourg main airport, demonstrators
were able to successfully co-ordinate a series of well executed protests across the entire city.
With the city centre split into two separate Security Zones, access and day to day normal life for residents and protester alike was severely hampered, with a massive security operation, road blocks and police checks
On resident, who had been previously issued security passes to come and go about the centre.
Inevitably there was amongst those, a hard-core element, who wished to cause destruction and chaos
But in the main the bulk of the protests were peaceful, which, after all is the whole point of an Anti -Nato protest.
Why resort to non-productive, violent action, when the very purpose of this is to oppose NATO both in word and in action.