Blockupy is happening. First assemblies in Frankfurt am Main starting on Wednesday

Dear friends,

the Blockupy days of action begin on Wednesday. We are looking forward to protesting together with you against the crisis diktat of the troika of ECB, IMF and European Commission on the streets of the banking metropolis. We are certain: They are going to be great, adventurous days.

Current status:

1. Events

On Monday, the administrative court of Frankfurt has permitted the following events:

Wednesday, May 16, 2.00 pm, Taunusanlage/Taunustor:

Rally next to the European Central Bank (ECB)

Wednesday, May 19, 7.00 pm, Hauptwache

Rave against the system – Rave against the troika


Saturday, May 19, 12.05 pm, Baseler Platz, close to Frankfurt Central Station

Kick-off rally, demonstration around the city centre of Frankfurt and closing rally about 5.00 pm at the stage in front of the ECB

So far, all registered events scheduled for Thursday and Friday have not been allowed yet. This ban is being challenged by Blockupy at the higher administrative court in Kassel right now. Anyhow, Blockupy is happening. We keep you posted.

A possible venue could be the rally registered by the Komitee für Grundrechte und Demokratie (Committee for fundamental rights and democracy), which is still forbidden. The committee is contesting this interdiction in court as well.

Thursday, May 17, 12.00 pm until the evening, Paulusplatz: Assembly for the unrestricted fundamental rightof free assembly

Together with numerous various artists, the songwriter Konstantin Wecker intends to provide for a cultural programme at the committee´s rally.

In case the ban is sustained and persists, we are going to inform you about the new venues for Thursday and Friday.

Friday, May 19: Blockade and flooding Frankfurt

Despite the bans and despite a safety zone around the ECB, we are not going to be deterred from using our physical presence to block the ECB and – if applicable – other banks on Friday (

The safety zone pitched by the police and the announced closedown of two subway and overground stations close to the ECB serve our goals: The suspensions contribute to blocking the ECB and the city centre. Our plentiful presence will put the icing on the cake.

Background information about our action:


Schedule flooding Frankfurt:




2. Blockupy appeals for supporting the nonviolent resistance against the evacuation of the Occupy Camp on Wednesday morning

According to the city´s administration constraint, the Occupy-Camp in front of the European Central Bank (ECB), which is in place since October 2011, is to be evacuated during the period between May 16 and May 20. However, the inhabitants do not agree to leaving the camp voluntarily. In fact, they are dead set on offering nonviolent resistance on Wednesday starting at 7.00 am. Arrive at the camp on Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning at the latest and join in. Our goal is to appear in numbers so large the city´s administration to cease its plan.

3. Organisational matters

Hot-line for sleeping-places: Starting Tuesday 3pm, the hot-line for sleeping-places exchange is to be on call under +49(0)160 578 11 58. Please contact us if you need a roost. Bring along a tent, a camping mat and a bedroll. Furthermore, please tell us if you are able to provide a accommodation.

Arrival: In case you are numerous and you arrive by bus or by train, please report to:

4. Contact

General Blockupy-contact form:

In the alliance, various working teams evolved, reflecting the whole array of political and social groups. If you have any questions, if you want to offer your assistance and support etc., you find all the contact data here:

5. Stay tuned!

To keep yourself up to date, you can call our information desk: +49(0)152 11 87 23 50.

You will also find current information here:

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Send this newsletter to friends, companions, initiatives and groups you want to brief on and to win over for joint protest campaigns.

BLOCKUPY FRANKFURT are groups and activists rooted in the Occupy-movement, in the unemployed persons initiatives and in the crisis alliances, unionists, Attac-activists, activists from the environment and peace movement, antiracists, migrant and antifascist initiatives, groups and organizations of the radical left, youth and student organizations, activists of different local campaigns and left-wing parties.


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