Hello All, it is shocking. Please don't forget Germany!!!!
Fall last year. About 1500 peaceful protesters, most of them school children ages 11 to 18, many elder people and handicapped people protested
peaceful in our park. Police marched in with water cannons and tear gas. The video speaks for itself. Alltogether, through emergency texts and emails
more than 3500 protesters came to the park. Peaceful!!!!
( trying to embedded video, can somebody help me please, thank you)
Background (a very quick overview):
In Stuttgart they want to built a train station, which will cost about 7 Billion Euro. We have a trainstation and there is no need for this new one.
Many trees and a big part of our Park (kind of like Central Park/NY would have to be destroyed.
People have been protesting against this for many many month now, rallying almost every month with up to 100000 protesters marching through the city
and also every single Monday for the last 70 weeks, with up to 10000 people. Always peaceful, always!
This very fateful Thursday, a big group of school children as well as some retired folks and some of the regular protesters met in the park, to
protest, mostly to save the trees. This is the day, the government chose to bring in heavy forces. Please know, the city knew about the school
children being there. In Germany you have to report if you want to march/protest, in advance. The forces have been called from different parts of the
country, which took days to plan. Understand, this was planned!!!!
Watch the video, if you can, it is not easy to watch though. Over 400 people got injured, broken skulls and bones, bruises and two people lost their
eye sight from the force of the water cannons. What you see played out over hours! Nobody backed down. The protesters stayed strong. My Brother, right
in the middle of all of this.
The outcome: That very night, after the crackdown, Police marched back into the park as well as people with equipment, to tear down some of the trees.
( you see this in the video, beginning and end) The trees were surrounded by 1000 police officers and the officers were surrounded by all the
protesters. All was peaceful you just say people crying left and right. My Brother describes it as " the trees were falling like soldiers in the war.
The next day, 100000 people marched peaceful on the streets.
The project has been stopped.....for now.
This Spring, the Green Party has been voted in, and the party has decided to make this project a people vote. If more people vote against it, the
trainstaion will not be built at all.
WE HAVE A VOICE!!!!
FYI, conspiracy.....the trainstation is mostly undergound, no need to built,we have one that works just fine, is called 'the heart of Europe", has
very weird things going on, less tracks then the one we have right now, .....some say it is just a cover up for Prison camps.....but that is of course
edit on 27-5-2011 by komisch because: video does not work