#NoG20 Hamburg Updates July 5: Violent Cops Spreading Fakenews
On June 28th we started to publish regular updates with news about the NoG20 protests in Hamburg. Today with adminsitrative court allows tents to sleep in protest camp and information by the NoG20 legal team. During the day we will publish NoG20 updates from Hamburg on this page. We will update this page regularly.Riot cops violently cleared Pferdemarkt last night.
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We are out for a few hours but will tweet live with @enough14 from the action; Drumming against speculation and G20 in front of the #Marien41, a squat in Wuppertal, Germany that was squatted and evicted twice.
Update 06:12pm No G20 Hamburg: Night Dance Demo; Its huge.
— Erik Peter (@retep_kire) July 5, 2017
— Erik Lars (@ErikLars2017) July 5, 2017
— Capsunari (@capsunari) July 5, 2017
Update 06:00pm Wuppertal, Germany: Earlier today people prevented the deportation of 38 people. A bus had to leave empty. Cop radio was panicking a bit and made clear that all riot cops from Wuppertal are in Hamburg at the moment. That could be a big problem.. In less than one hour there will be a gathering against speculation, empty buildings and G20 in Wuppertal. At 07:00pm people will meet in front of the former squat #Marien41 at the Otto-Böhne-Platz and on Saturday there will be a demonstration against deportations, which is organised by refugees themselves.
— Enough is Enough! (@enough14) July 5, 2017
— Enough is Enough! (@enough14) July 5, 2017
— NoG20 International (@NoG20_Inter) July 5, 2017
Message to the Protesters Against the Hamburg G20 Summit from Imprisoned Comrade Thomas Meyer-Falk
Solidarity and affectionate greetings from prison! When the representatives of the G20 nations meet in Hamburg, the elite of the prison companies, which are represented by Merkel, Trump, Putin and Erdogan, will also meet.
— G20EA | legal team (@EA_hh) July 4, 2017
Sleeping is not a crime
Things are quiet at the moment after another night of police violence in Hamburg. Many people sleep in the “Schauspielhaus” theater. Activists occupied the theater and riot cops moved in but had to leave again after the director of the theater made them clear that he will allow the activists to sleep in the theater. Hours after that police authorities where still sending tweets with fakenews, saying that activists cannot sleep in the theater. But that doesn’t surprise anybody anymore. Police authorities were forced to correct that information after a shit storm with video images of the situation inside the theater.
— Thomas Occupy (@ThomasOccupy) July 5, 2017
The anti-capitalistic camp was terrorized by riot cops the whole day yesterday. Cars were searched and at one point riot cops didn’t even allow food into the camp anymore. At one point activists had enough and a general assembly decided to dismantle the camp and to join the call from other activists to camp, occupy and squat parks, squares and other places across Hamburg.
Its clear that police authorities and their bosses of Hamburg’s senater don’t care anymore what courts decide and will do anything they can to prevent mass protests in the coming days. The goal is clear; demobilizing people from outside Hamburg by repressing any form of infrastructure. Cops dont allow places to sleep but also don’t allow kitchen’s and other infrastructure which a camp with thousands of people need. Police authorities know that protests over several days need an infrastructure. People need to sleep and eat. So both are prohibited and riot cops use massive violence to attack this kind of infrastructure in order to demobilize and prevent mass protests against the G20 summit.
— Jan-Henrik Dobers (@J_H_Dobers) July 4, 2017
The director of police operations, Hartmut Dudde is a hardliner who was appointed by former interior state minister Roland Schill, a far right politician of the “Partei Rechtsstaatlicher Offensive”. Dudde is doing the dirty job for authoritarian politicians like Hamburg’s mayor Olaf Scholz (SPD) and federal interior minister Thomas de Mazière (CDU), who both don’t like to see any protests during the G20 summit in Hamburg. Scholz called the G20 summit in his city “a festival of democracy” but the ban zones and massive police violence makes him sound like a clown. Even many conservative voters who live in Hamburg are fed up because of the army of riot cops who are patrolling and harassing people in Hamburg for several weeks now.
With cops ignoring court decisions registering demos, camps and other actions seems to be more useless than ever before. That opens a lot of possibilities of wild actions which are harder to control for police forces. Once again one of the wannabee “democratic” western states shows its real face. The backlash of the police state could be that resistance will grow, not only during the G20 summit. Hamburg’s conservative daily MOPO already published a story that NoG20 activists are more united than ever before after the massive police violence, that could lead to a much stronger movement against authoritarian neo-liberal states.