The End of a Protest

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People gather in front of Frankfurt’s Old Opera house, Mar. 18, in a rally marking the end of a day of protests following the official opening of the new headquarters of the European Central Bank. The protesters in this picture presumably mainly belong to the large group of Italians that took part, burning flares in the Italian Tricolore colors (green, white and red).

Police Line

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Police block a street near the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Mar. 17, one day before the building will officially be inaugurated. The event is expected to draw some 10,000 anti-austerity protesters, mainly being part of the Blockupy alliance. Thousands of police officers will oversee the event.

Demonstration for Tolerance


Some 10.000 people gather in a colorful demonstration for tolerance and understanding and against xenophobia at Franfurt’s central Romerberg square, opposing a nearby demonstration by about┬áthree dozen rightists who demanded just the opposite.

Greenpeace Protest

Greenpeace Protest

Greenpeace veteran Rien Achtenberg from New Zealand stands in front of the Russian Consulate in Frankfurt, Oct.4, during a protest demanding freedom for the 30 crew members, activists and journalists aboard the Arctic Sunrise that were arrested in Russia during a protest at an offshore oil rig in the Arctic Ocean. They have been charged with piracy, which could mean up to 15 years in prison.