Germany: Police unleash water-cannons at Hamburg Blockupy protest
Police and anti-austerity „Blockupy“ protesters clashed in Hamburg, Saturday, leaving at least one person injured. Police used water-cannons against the crowd, with protesters rushing police lines and setting up street barricades from rubbish bins and furniture.
The march was part of a wider-led European ‚blockupy‘ campaign movement against the European Central Bank (ECB), lasting from May 15-24.
Demonstrating against the austerity policies of the European Union (EU), the protesters demanded „solidarity without borders“ and „democracy from the bottom up.“
The protesters intentionally picked marching through Hamburg’s famous HafenCity and towards the Elbe Philharmonic Hall, as they say these affluent areas convey the city’s „most visible symbol ostentatious elite culture, corruption and waste in Hamburg.“
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