Global Climate March

Climate activists, some of them dressed up as aliens, during a rally in Frankfurt, Nov 29, on the occasion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. During the ‘Global Climate March’ people around the world come together for two weeks of action calling for climate justice and an end to carbon pollution.

Police Line

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 three dozen rightists who demanded just the opposite.

Midwives’ Protest

Midwives' Protest

Mirianne Uffenbrink holds a makeshift gallows with a hanged stork during a protest by widwives and many mothers and families on International Women’s Day in Frankfurt, March 8. Midwives, still being a regular feature of childbirth in Germany, are facing unacceptably high liability insurance premiums and low wages. Many were already driven out of the baby-delivering business.

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.