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(en) Press Release: AntiG8 Global Day of Action Reports - 15/07/06 G8 2006 Info and Press Group

Date Sat, 15 Jul 2006 18:00:50 +0300


Global Day of Action Against the G8, Solidarity Shown with
Protesters in St. Petersberg Worldwide (For immediate release)
On Thursday 13 and Friday 14 July, 2006, people took to the streets worldwide
to show solidarity with those facing repression in St. Petersberg in the run
up to this year`s G8 summit and to say that "another world is possible!"
In Stralsund, on Germany`s Baltic coast, 1,500 protesters took to the
streets on Thursday afternoon against President Bush and
Chancellor Merkel`s pre-G8 meeting in the town. Demanding an
end to the war in Iraq, that war plans against Iran are dropped, and
expressing a clear opposition to the G8, demonstrators were
prevented from entering the town centre by 15,000 police, especially
drafted into the region for the President`s visit.

On Friday, 70 took part in a spontaneously organised demonstration
outside the Rusian consulate in Berlin. Anti-capitalist and
anti-fascist groups are planning a larger demonstration tomorrow
(Sunday 16 July), beginning at Eberswalder Strasse U-Bahnhof at
2pm. (See: http://www.kapitalismus-abschalten.de.vu/)

In Gothenberg, Sweden, the Anarcho-Syndicalist Youth Federation
held a demonstration in front of the Russian General Consulate, and
„sticker bombed“ the building. (See: http://goteborg.suf.cc/)

In London, protesters occupied the Russian Chamber of Commerce,
hanging a banner from the window demanding an end to repression
and distributing anti-capitalist flyers explaining their reasons for
opposing the G8. The demonstrators were violently evicted and two
were arrested. (See:
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2006/07/345106.html
includes pictures)

In Hamburg, 300 people took part in an anti-G8 Reclaim the Streets
party, taking to the streets of Hamburg with soundsystems to show
their support for protesters in Russia. Between 50 and 70 people
were detained. (See: http://de.indymedia.org/2006/07/152248.shtml
– pictures included)

In Cologne, a demonstration was held in front of the Russian
consulate, again in solidarity with protesters in Russia. They
attempted to highlight cooperation between Russia`s far right and
the police forces. They expressed support with Russian antifascists.
(See: http://de.indymedia.org/2006/07/152246.shtml – pictures
included)

Other actions included, a rally in Frankfurt (see:
http://de.indymedia.org/2006/07/152238.shtml), the symbolic (spoof)
privatisation of a pavement in Lueneburg (see:
http://de.indymedia.org/2006/07/152223.shtml), a protest in front of
the Russian embassy in Salzburg (see:
http://de.indymedia.org/2006/07/152229.shtml), and a film showing
and info-event in Oldenburg.

Further actions were expected to take place in Washington DC,
Manchester and Manila.

Adam Jones of the „G8 2006 Info and Press Group“ in
Berlin explained, „Hopefully the protests over the last few days
show that whereever the G8 meet there will be resistance, both at
the meeting itself and worldwide. Our thoughts and solidarity are
with those arrested for fighting for a better world – in St.
Petersberg, London, Hamburg and elsewhere. We demand their
immediate release.“

For more information, contact:
„G8 2006 Info and Press Group“
Email: g8-info@riseup.net
Telephone: 0049 (0)162 350 8948 (English speaking)
Website: http://presse.gipfelsoli.org
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