[updated Monday June 16] I gotta start by saying that I do not share the beliefs and opinion of Greenpeace, anarchists and similar anti-globalization and anti-capitalism movements that met in Brno Saturday at ProtestFest. A festival that was focused on global warming this time. They marched through town. The march was approved. And: now for photo number one:
This amateur photographer was standing in the middle of the street and when he did not respond to a cop telling him to get away, four riot unit cops jumped out from a van and got him. And photo number two:
This girl wanted to use a bathroom at a gas station that these cops were protecting. She went there despite being told [I assume] to keep walking with the crowd. I am sure nothing would happen if the cops let her go pee… MORE PHOTOS FROM THE MARCH AND THESE INCIDENTS CAN BE FOUND HERE…
Other than that, the anti-capitalism meeting was ridiculous in several ways: a) most attendees left when the bands stopped playing because they were there just for the music. You could see they were trendy-clothes wearing youth who do not give a shit about globalization. And b) the entire anti-globalization event can be described as globalization everywhere you look: some organizers used cell phones, they used Ford cars that are manufactured all over the world, some people drank Coca Cola, some wore brand-name jeans… If these young and agry people are SO anti-capitalism [not all of them, of course, but some groups that attended the event] they should stop using ALL services and amenities that are somehow related to capitalism. Which means they should eat what they grow, they should stop shopping, they should stop using gas (RWE Group’s) etc.
|MONDAY UPDATE: these two incidents are not mentioned in newspaper articles. Only one briefly mentions the gas station incident saying that it was closed anyway. So why didn’t the cops say so? The girl would not bother… Strange…|