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Forum Post: German Police Join the Protest.

Posted 6 years ago on May 25, 2012, 2:28 p.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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The German police took off their helmets and escorted the Blockupy Frankfurt protest. Police are escorting, not participating. Reports of an estimated 20,000+ protesters took to the streets. Nice to see their faces…. masks off and their humanity coming through…


Strong unions are more important that we realize.



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[-] 4 points by Odin (583) 6 years ago

I remember in early November of last year talking to a guy on the perimeter of Zuccotti/Liberty Park who proudly told me that his daughter was staying there, and he pointed to her tent. As we started to talk more, he told me that he was in the NYPD, in one of the outer boroughs. I was stunned, and I regret walking away from our conversation.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

Don't regret the missed opportunity.

If his daughter was impressed, he knows now anyway.

I'll likely be down voted for responding, but it's why I think stronger unions here can only help.

[-] 1 points by Odin (583) 6 years ago

Yes, i just wish that I would have gotten a little more insight as to his feelings, but like I said he was proud of his daughter. That was very clear, and in the end, that says it all.

Yes, the concerted effort between business and government to rid the country of unions is one of the major factors for the huge wealth disparity in the country today.


[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (22821) 6 years ago

Nice post, shooz. Inspiring.

[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

Thanks for noticing.......:)

Inspiring indeed, it's what can happen when there is strong support for unions.

We could use some of that here.

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (5843) 6 years ago

Hi shooz, Good post. Hopping for same to happen everywhere.

[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

Our police are pretty well militarized these days, but you never know.

They too , may finally see the light.


[+] -4 points by chile73 (-88) 6 years ago

maybe the german protesters are smarter than the goons here.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

They encourage strong unions in Germany.

It makes for conditions of solidarity.

Here? Not so much.