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(en) no nato actions this weekend - press hyseria

From dr.woooo@nomasters.org
Date Fri, 7 Feb 2003 01:51:35 -0500 (EST)


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Similarly to last year - there had been talk of about
3,000 "ready-for-violence chaotics" that wanted to
"de-glass" Munich -, the "poison kitchen" of the
Bavarian Ministry of the Interior is bubbling hot
again. Minister Guenter Beckstein, "Wadlbeisser"
(calf biter) by the grace of state prime minister
Stoiber, is, according to news magazine Focus,
hallucinating of "downright excesses of violence" this
coming weekend. "On the basis of calls distributed
also by internet, according to our present insight,
some hundreds of ready-for-violence extremists from
Germany and the neighbouring states want to come
here", the ministry's press communication is sounding
off, reminiscent of last year's soundtrack. False
reports by Bavarian "slouch hats" do not gain in
credibility by being warmed up year after year! 

"The massive riots on occasion of the Davos World
Economic Forum that were cause by about 1,000 
Swiss 'autonomous ones' (howyousay in Engl: 

Anarchists, Black Blockers or something similarly
evil... - transl.) on 25th of January, 2003, in Bern" 
are supposed to document the considerable danger
potential for the "security conference" in Munich, 
and to justify the use of about 3,500 police officers
(false parkers beware!). "Every militant extremist 
should be aware that the officers will act with a low
threshold of engagement. They will not wait and 
look on when legal restraints of the demonstration are
massively violated, passers-by are afflicted, 
or window panes broken", thusly Beckstein was
spitting "poison and gall". - With respect, Mr.
Beckstein, the only ones you will terrify with your
verbal acrobatics are Munich shopkeepers who, 
like last year, will barricade themselves in and then
complain about reduced turnover in their 
winter sales. 

Even the Munich police board is distancing itself from
Beckstein. "At this point there are no 
indications of riots. In all the internet
communications of the 72 groups that are rallying 
for the protest this weekend in Munich, there are no
calls for violence. Also, from the side of the 
German Verfassungsschutzaemter ("offices for the
protection of the constitution", i.e. the interior 
secret service), there are currently no indications that
violent trouble makers are forming up for a 
demonstration in Munich", so the Munich police
directorate, according to the Sueddeutsche Zeitung 
newspaper of 4th February 2003. 

Why this attempt to heat up the public mood? -
Already last week, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung ran 
the headline "Police preparing for riots", now
Beckstein is pouring more oil on the fire in order 
to prepare already in the run-up the grounds for a
public opinion to be sympathetic to a tough 
clampdown by the police force. Parallels to last year
are showing up in the "Bavarian way" of 
dealing with protests: Excessive controls and searche
on all the main roads and trains to 
Munich, probably to be extended to the entire
country. - Say hi to the police state, leave your basic
rights at the Bavarian state border! 

Intimidate, diffamate, arrest, and beat'em up, the
Bavarian metropolis is showing its dark heart. For the
warlords there'll be Champagne, the demonstrators
will be greeted by Bavarian water 
cannons, that is their idea of democracy. He is in the
right who has the power to impose injustice, 
is what they believe. - We'll teach them differently,
our protest and resistance will be so big (10,000 +) 
and loud this year, that even their lordships in the
Bayrischer Hof (where the conf takes place, -transl.)
won't be able to ignore them. 

See you in Munich, on the Marienplatz 

Friday, 7th February, 5pm - demonstration against the
official reception by the city 

Saturday, 8th February, 12 noon - international
demonstration against the NATO "security"
conference. 
variety pre-programme from 10 am.

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