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Thousand Hurt In Anti-G8 Protest In Germany
Radio Free Europe ^

Posted on 06/03/2007 9:18:02 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Thousand Hurt In Anti-G8 Protest In Germany

Germany - An anti-G8 protester waves a flag in front of a burning car during unrest between riot police and anti-G8 protesters in Rostock, 02Jun2007 Protester in Rostock on June 2 (AFP) June 3, 2007 -- German police said today that 128 people were arrested after a violent demonstration on June 2 against the upcoming meeting of the Group of Eight (G8) leading industrialized countries in Rostock.

About 1,000 people were injured in the riots.

The organizers of the protest in northern Germany, which came four days before the start of the G8 summit in nearby Heiligendamm, have claimed that at least 165 people were arrested.

Police said 433 officers were injured in the clashes, 30 seriously.

Police said the violence involved only a small percentage of the 20,000 people that took part in the march.

Greenpeace spokesman Carsten Smid told Reuters: "It was about Africa, climate change and poverty,

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Germany
KEYWORDS: anticapitalists; communismkills; g8summit; leftistriot; socialists
peaceniks at work......
1 posted on 06/03/2007 9:18:06 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
"I was hospitalized by a person of tolerance and diversity"
2 posted on 06/03/2007 9:20:09 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Sub-Driver

one thousand injured? And no one killed? Hmmmmm


3 posted on 06/03/2007 9:21:09 AM PDT by don-o (“I don`t expect politicians to solve anyone's problems.The world owes us nothing” Bob Dylan)
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To: Sub-Driver

The “anti-G8” protestors are largely disgruntled socialists that have been in retreat all over the world in recent years. They may be down, but by no means counted out yet.

Right now, their objective is to make common cause with the militant Islamic Jihadists. The disgruntled socialists think the Jihadists owe them something.

The Jihadists have no such illusions about the socialists.


4 posted on 06/03/2007 9:23:16 AM PDT by alloysteel (Choose carefully the hill you would die upon. For if you win, the view is magnificent.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And he’s waving a red flag.

Well, duh.


5 posted on 06/03/2007 9:45:56 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici
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"German riot police runs in front of a burning barricade during clashes with protesters at an anti-G8 demonstration in Rostock June 2, 2007. Protesters threw stones and bottles and attacked police officers with sticks in the German port of Rostock on Saturday. A group of around 500 demonstrators set upon police near the harbour after a series of marches through the city in which police said 25,000 people took part." REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY)
6 posted on 06/03/2007 9:50:01 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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Carsten Smid told Reuters: "It was about Africa, climate change and poverty

Greenpeace is pretty far ashore; not many whales in Rostock. They would like to say Global Civil Society, but they aren't at all sure GCS is still in business even though it is.

7 posted on 06/03/2007 9:51:48 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Treaty)
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"It was about Africa, climate change and poverty, but there was another face to the demonstration, where we had to bow to violent protesters which we couldn't change. Our de-escalation tactic failed. "

Greepeace. Hah. You idiots could have predicted this. Anytime you have a demo like this, the lunatics are going to start throwing rocks.

8 posted on 06/03/2007 10:01:46 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: don-o

Rostock is a former East German Navy city. I wonder how many of the demonstrators are locals from before 1990..


9 posted on 06/03/2007 10:07:59 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: Sub-Driver

The “Peace Rioters” strike again.


10 posted on 06/03/2007 10:09:48 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (A wolf in sheep's clothing is much more dangerous than a wolf in drag.)
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To: alloysteel
They may be down, but by no means counted out yet

Especially when their head comrade, Hitlery Klinton, is run'n for president.

11 posted on 06/03/2007 10:10:58 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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” a series of marches through the city in which police said 25,000 people took part.”

And, only 1,000 hurt.

Dang, them there German Police guys need to improve their aim.....


12 posted on 06/03/2007 10:11:04 AM PDT by JB in Whitefish
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To: alloysteel

...does the term “useful idiots” ring a bell....???


13 posted on 06/03/2007 10:11:51 AM PDT by JB in Whitefish
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To: Sub-Driver

They are so peaceful and tolerant that, if you disagree with them, they will riot and then kill you.


14 posted on 06/03/2007 10:19:59 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ah yes. (1) a peaceful assembly for the redress of grievances:(2) which assumes those organizing said assemblies have grievances and will be peaceful;(3) surely by now after 75 years of street protests the idiot public should have learned that street “meetings” invariably end in riots with loss of life and property damage;(4) people expect organized governments to keep the pesce which means in cases like this: (5) an order to disperse;(6) which if followed by the mobs failure to disperse then;(7) about ten helicopter gunships armed with vulcan machine guns sweep the mob; (8) End of riots!


15 posted on 06/03/2007 10:25:34 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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“About 1,000 people were injured in the riots.... Police said 433 officers were injured in the clashes, 30 seriously.”

Almost half of the injured were police officers? What a stupid security detail. Squash that riot.

Or were 1,000 PROTESTERS injured and another 433 officers injured (for 1,400 total injuries)?


16 posted on 06/03/2007 11:45:40 AM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ah, yes! We were told to expect the “peaceful” train of protesters to come through our city (here in Germany) on their way to the G9 meetings, but of curse they are expected to be peaceful! Yeah, right! In whose dreams. Anybody with even a toe to the ground, let alone an ear to the ground, already knew this was not supposed to be peaceful!!!


17 posted on 06/03/2007 12:37:32 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: pabianice

Next time, let the G8 hold their summit in Saudi Arabia, and let’s see how brave the “tolerance and diversity” crowd is when rioting and burning in a Muslim country.


18 posted on 06/03/2007 12:56:41 PM PDT by ishabibble (ALL AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: alloysteel

By Jupiter, I think you’ve hit the nail on the head. It would go long way in explaing why the Left panders so, and in so many ways, to the Islamics.


19 posted on 06/03/2007 1:30:28 PM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: JB in Whitefish
Dang, them there German Police guys need to improve their aim.....

Well, for better or worse, WWI and WWII had a rather dis-ugenic effect. The aggressive died and the "discrete" (as in the better part of valor) didn't.

20 posted on 06/03/2007 1:37:15 PM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: yankeedame

They need to shoot to kill.


21 posted on 06/03/2007 1:45:23 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: weegee

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/story.html?id=6d10f5ab-eee0-4e1b-a82b-83c91374094c&k=0

“Police blamed the violence on some 2,000 militants known as the black block’. Some 430 police officers and 520 protesters were injured and police said 128 people were arrested in the clashes at the city’s harbour...”


22 posted on 06/03/2007 6:39:58 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (Fair Dinkum!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I saw some banners with Che on them. Anarchists and communists.


23 posted on 06/03/2007 6:41:18 PM PDT by rbosque (L)
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