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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

BLOCKUPY guerriglia anti-capitalista a Francoforte

Some 350 people have been detained at the Blockupy protest in Frankfurt on the day the European Central Bank headquarters open in the city. 88 police have been injured in clashes. Tear gas was used against protesters, who pelted stones and torched cars.

Più di diecimila persone stanno protestando contro l’austerità davanti alla nuova sede della Banca Centrale Europea a Francoforte, nel giorno dell’inaugurazione dell’edificio costato 1,3 miliardi di euro. La manifestazione, organizzata dal movimento Blockupy, è composta da cinque cortei di attivisti che sono partiti da diversi punti della città. Uno di questi ha costruito delle barricate e incendiato auto delle forze dell’ordine e cassonetti. La polizia ha usato gas lacrimogeni e idranti. Alcuni attivisti denunciano anche l’uso di spray urticanti, strumento di cui gli agenti sono dotati, come ha confermato a Bloomberg Claudia Rogalski, portavoce della polizia.
Cos’è Blockupy
Blockupy si definisce una rete europea di movimenti sociali che riunisce “attivisti, disoccupati, migranti, lavoratori precari e dell’industria, politici e sindacalisti da diversi paesi d’Europa tra cui Italia, Spagna, Grecia, Paesi Bassi, Danimarca, Francia e Germania”.

La protesta
“Il centro della nostra protesta è la Grecia”, ha dichiarato Werner Renz, rappresentante del movimento Attac, “abbiamo bisogno di più Atene e meno Berlino, la situazione greca non può essere risolta solo con l’austerità”.

I manifestanti accusano le istituzioni europee di voler “rendere permanenti le misure di austerità” con piani di salvataggio che impongono tagli della spesa pubblica, peggiorando le condizioni della popolazione nei paesi già colpiti dalla crisi economica e dalla disoccupazione:
Vogliamo un’altra Europa, un’Europa non asservita al capitale, un’Europa che non fa uso di politiche monetarie al fine di stabilizzare la precarietà e di tagliare i diritti sociali, welfare e democrazia. Questa non è l’Europa che vogliamo.
Con lo slogan “Let’s take over the party”, la manifestazione è stata organizzata nel giorno di inaugurazione della nuova Eurotower e prevede “azioni di disobbedienza civile per bloccare questa autocelebrazione, interrompendo la normale giornata di lavoro”.

Many protesters have been injured as police used water cannons and tear gas,” representatives of Blockupy movement told RIA Novosti. The protest is to go on into the night.
Water cannons and tear gas were deployed by police after the demonstrators torched several cars, pelted stones at police and put tires on fire in the center of the city.
We have registered over 1,100 offenses,” police told RIA. Eighty eight officers were injured, a Frankfurt police spokesperson later added.
A total of 10,000 policemen are ensuring security in the city. Official representatives of Blockupy describe the current security measures as unprecedented, and accuse the police of creating an atmosphere of fear.RT’s Peter Oliver spoke to one of the rally organizers, who have come from Spain, Sol Trumbo Vila of Transnational Institute.
This is an expression of anger at the way European policies are affecting European citizens,” Vila said. “Today the authorities are having a party to celebrate the institutionalization of neoliberal policies on the European continent. And we are here to say there’s no consensus in the way the European policies are being imposed. This is affecting all countries.
Police came under fire from the organizers for causing the violence, saying security forces orchestrated a "civil war-type scenario" to provoke demonstrators.
"This is not what Blockupy planned," the group’s spokesman, Hendrik Wester, told German news agency DPA.
In response, the chairman of the German Police Union (GdP), Oliver Malchow, said the violence had gone far enough.
"We're talking about serious crimes here. The term 'protest' doesn't fit in this case,"he told broadcaster n-tv.
Banks and supermarkets in the area have announced that they will close early for the day, and the neighborhood around to the ECB headquarters is only open to local residents and office employees.
Trash cans have been set on fire across the city, and more cars torched in the city’s West-end area.
Thousands of people have been expected to come to Frankfurt Wednesday to protest against a crisis situation in Europe they say has been created by the ECB, EU and IMF, and mainly enforced by the German government.
The official ceremony marking the opening of the new ECB headquarters took place, despite Blockupy attempts to thwart it.
ECB President Mario Draghi thanked guests "for being here despite the difficult situation outside,'' AP reported. 

The new headquarters for the euro currency union's central bank is, according to Draghi, “a symbol of what Europe can achieve together.''

The cost of the new ECB headquarters is reported to be 1.3 billion euros
Blockupy is an anti-capitalist alliance of leftist groups, who gather to attract attention to ECB policies which, they say, have favored the rich over the poor, the banks over the people, the creditor class over debtors. They call the current situation across the EU the European crisis regime.”
"Our protest is against the ECB, as a member of the troika that, despite the fact that it is not democratically elected, hinders the work of the Greek government. We want the austerity politics to end," Reuters quoted Ulrich Wilken, one of the organizers, as saying.

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