Dear friends and comrades,
from May 16th to 19th we had the Blockupy days of action in Frankfurt. The
city was in a state of emergency. For the first three days all
demonstrations were banned. More than 5000 riot cops tried to prevent any
assembly on the street. The Legal Aid Team reported more than 1400 arrests
and several cases of police violence.
But this is only one side of the story. Despite all this repression we were
thousands of activists who took the streets of Frankfurt. We insisted on our
right of assembly. We carried our protest right before the ECB. We reached
our goal that there was no normal business in the financial district of
Frankfurt on Friday May 18th – even if it was with the unintended help of
the police who created a huge red zone around the bank towers. And finally
we were more than 30,000 people at the Saturday’s demonstration and took a
stand against the troika and the austerity policy.
Now it is time to evaluate our campaign and our actions. What was good and
what could have been better? What do we learn for future mobilizations? How
can we resist the restrictions of our democratic rights in Frankfurt and
everywhere else in Europe? Was Blockupy only the beginning of joint European
resistance against the capitalist crisis? What is the next step?
In order to discuss all this questions we invite all groups and activists
who took part in the Blockupy action days to an
EVALUATION AND PLANNING MEETING
Sunday, June 24th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
60326 Frankfurt am Main
If you need accommodation or any other assistance please contact:
The meeting will be held in German with translation. Please let us know which languages you need translated soon so that we can organize it.