There is definitely more going on in Europe than 'just' students being unhappy about tuition costs.
I have posted this on another thread and would like to invite you to watch the video from a peaceful demonstration in Germany that turned violent (not
from the protesters side but the police).
Please understand those are schools kids, doctors, lawyers, people of all ages and walk of life, on the streets weekly!!!
Stuttgart, weekly protests since the last 52 weeks. Some weekend demonstrations had over 100,000 people on the streets. On of the protests turned
violent (by the police) and over 400 people got injured, my Brother right in the middle of things.
Gorleben, over 100,000 protest, over 1000 injured.
I am fairly new posting stuff but here is a video from Stuttgart ( I wonder if you can watch it all the way through, it makes you soooo sick to your
stomach). This is not 'normal' for Germany (I wrote more about it below).
and a news article from Gorleben (in English):
People are waking up and saying no more!
My five cents on Stuttgart, as written on my facebook page:
This video is about something sooooo awful happening on 09/30/2010. Germans have named it 'Black Thursday'.
The video is very hard to watch, but here is my message and a little bit of a background:
These people are the frontrunners. Doing the work for all of us, saying 'No more', we are the people and we have a voice'!
German people do not understand the violence that is being used by the policeforce/government against them. Please understand, this is new to us,
picture this happening in Central Park NY and you get a good idea of it.
1000 young teenagers (school groups) age 11 to 18 held a peaceful protest in the park, as well as about 500 protesters from all walks of life. The
protest was (as by law) reported to the city weeks in advance.
The schoolkids wanted to hold a peaceful vigilance for the trees, sitting in quiet and holding banners. Word got out that P...olice is marching in
with heavy equipment. There is a group, called Parkschuetzer.de (save the Park) were over 100,000 people have signed up to save the park. A system has
been put in place by this group to text message anybody on this list if something major happens in the city/park. Everybody got a text saying' come to
the park asap, police is marching in, trees are being cut). Over 1500 were able to show up.
Heavy equipment and 1000 police forces march into the park. Everybody is peaceful! Out of nowhere the Police 'opens fire' with powerful watercannons
This went on for 4!!! hours. Not one of the protesters retreated, not one! Ambulances were called and people were told 'we don't sent ambulances for
protesters' (recorded on audio!). EMTs were sent by the Parkschuetzer group.
Over 400 people got injured. Two people lost their eyesight, many had broken bones and broken skulls. Due to the vicious beating from the police as
well as the powerful force of the watercannons.
That very night over 1000 people showed up in the park, to watch many trees getting cut. My brother describes it as this: We were standing there,
wounded soldiers, the trees where surrounded by 1000 police officers. One by one the trees fell, like soldier in the war...and there was nothing we
could do, but cry. But
the very next day over 100,000 people went on the streets to protest, peacefully once more.
My brother says, for every one, understandably, angry protester there are 100 taking care of him, calming him down and reminding him with hugs and
whatever else it takes about the motto: peaceful , always peaceful.
A few days later it was proclaimed that the remaining trees won't be cut 'for right now'. The construction of the train station will be halted 'for
This is far from over, but at least it is a beginning.
What is this about?
1994 Stuttgart/ Germany decides that we need a new trainstation. Plans are being drawn, constructions sites found, money calculated.
Little by little, over the years, we, the People, find out what this means.
We will loose our park and over 300 hundreds year old trees, the architectural monument, our old train station will be torn down and the project will
cost about $4Billion. Yes you have heard right, $4Billion.
The citizens of Stuttgart decided to protest. Groups were formed and since 2009, for more than 50!! weeks every Monday demonstrations are being held,
with more than 6000 people showing up, every single Monday.
Once and twice a month major demonstrations are being held, with people marching through town, more than 100,000 people, every month. Every big demo
has a motto, my favorite being 'enough said' with people dressed in black and V for Vendetta masks, marching through the city with not one sound but a
few powerful drums.
On Black Thursday the government decided they had enough and what happened is shown on the video.
I am in awe of my Country, my City, my Brother.
It might be hard to watch but keep in mind, the courage they have shown, the ongoing peace, the strength to say 'no more'. I hope you might find a
little of YOUR 'no more' in these people.
BTW, since we are on a 'conspiracy website...the trainstation they are building is believed by many to be way more than just a 'trainstation'. It is
mostly underground, the costs make no sense, it is called 'the Heart of Europe" , it has 8 tracks instead of the over 40 we have right now, the tracks
are going to Paris, Vienna and, out of all places...Budapest (nobody has any idea why Budapest), there is no need to built a new trainstation, the one
we have is actually beautiful (if you can call a train station so), in a historical building, I could go on and on.....but that's just conspiracy, no
prove for anything. Read, but very onesided!: 'Stuttgart 21'.
Please understand my Brother is in the middle of this, weekly/daily, he sees what is going on and what is being told in the media.
edit on 16-12-2010 by komisch because: acidently wrote Friday instead of Thursday
edit on 16-12-2010 by komisch because: Forgot to include some info