Welcome login | signup
Language en es fr

Forum Post: German Police march with the people in protesting - POLICE Change Sides

Posted 5 years ago on June 4, 2012, 10:51 p.m. EST by Renneye (3874)
This content is user submitted and not an official statement



Read the Rules
[-] 2 points by riethc (1149) 5 years ago

Leave it to the Germans to protest in an orderly manner.

[-] 1 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 5 years ago

Note to protestors- take this pictures, blow it up and make some posters of it for your next get-together. Who cares what really happened there? It doesn't matter. You need better BS OWS!!! A picture speaks a thousand words.....

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 5 years ago

Good post Renneye.

[-] 0 points by writerconsidered123 (344) 5 years ago

That was beautiful, and actually did bring a tear to my eye. That should be the new model for OWS protests. Which gives me an Idea.

What if at the next OWS protest the all the protester stood absolutely still and silent. One man or women walk up to the line of cops and show them this video simply ask them would they like to peacefully escort the protester on their march. it would be worth a try.

[-] -1 points by Odin (583) 5 years ago

I've told this story once, and I'll tell it again here. Back in November when I was walking around the perimeter of Zuccotti/Liberty Park, I started talking to this guy. He pointed to a tent in the park, and told me that was his daughter's tent. His pride was evident. I then found out from him that he was in the NYPD in Brooklyn. I was stunned.

[-] 2 points by writerconsidered123 (344) 5 years ago

cops are people too

[-] 0 points by Odin (583) 5 years ago

Yep same as the rest of us, some good, some bad although because of the power that comes with being a cop, it often attracts not so good people. The key is to have good entry level evaluations.

[-] -1 points by DJdoodles (-56) 5 years ago

The problem is it's a complete lie. The police did not protect the protesters, instead they were containing them. 1400 people were arrested. Cops came from all around Germany to stop the protesting in Frankfurt. Out of 5 planned protests, only one was allowed, and it was diverted aways from its main target, the downtown banks. What you don't see in the photo is that the cops surround all the protesters (they are not just in front).

Sadly, this piece of propaganda is making cops look good, when, in fact, the government and the cops were extremely authoritarian in that protests. Protesters were actually pissed that they couldn't go where they wanted as planned and many asked the cops to leave. The cops did nothing but control the protest.

[-] 0 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 5 years ago

Ha Ha. American cops just don't get it. These cops are having fun. They're all laughing.