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Germany’s ‘Occupy’ protesters return to voice anger | Activist News

Germany’s ‘Occupy’ protesters return to voice anger

Deutsche Welle
Oct. 30, 2011

Thousands of people in Germany have rallied again to protest over the gap between rich and poor. Activists camping outside the European Central Bank in Frankfurt have vowed to remain for the next two weeks.

Thousands gathered across Germany on Saturday to protest over wealth inequalities and a perceived lack of transparency in the financial services industry.

According to police figures, about 2,500 people rallied in Frankfurt to march on a route that took them past the headquarters of both the German national bank and the European Central Bank (ECB).

The activist group Attac, which organized the event, said at least 5,000 had attended.

Members of the Occupy Frankfurt group, which has been camped outside the ECB for the past two weeks, have said they plan to remain at the site for two more weeks.

In Berlin, some 1,000 protesters gathered outside the main city hall carrying plaques bearing the message “Occupy Berlin.”

Other slogans included “Capitalism is crisis” and “We are the 99 percent,” the later referring to figures that show one percent of the world’s population holds almost 40 percent of the world’s wealth.

Satirical swipe

Among the more satirical of the protests was a group of young people dressed in ball gowns and suits, chanting “We are the one percent, we are rich and you are not,” as their slogan.

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