By wmw_admin on June 2, 2012
How about this! From Occupy Frankfurt. May 19, 2012.
The German police took off their helmets and marched with the protesters- clearing the way for them.
The police coming over to serve and protect the people… Blockupy Frankfurt. Police are escorting. Reports of an estimated 20,000+ protesters. Nice to see their faces…. and their humanity coming through…
WATCH THIS VIDEO:
#Blockupy. Frankfurt am Main, 19. May 2012
Police march with Occupy Frankfurt protesters in Frankfurt. Click to enlarge
German police officers escort an anti-capitalism protest march with some 20,000 people in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, May 19, 2012. Protesters peacefully filled the city center of continental Europe’s biggest financial hub in their protest against the dominance of banks and what they perceive to be untamed capitalism, Frankfurt police spokesman Ruediger Regis said. The protest group calling itself Blockupy has called for blocking the access to the European Central Bank, which is located in Frankfurt’s business district. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
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(Photographer AP Photo/Michael Probst)
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Nice to see the police give protesters a hand. I think I will plan on my next vacation to visit Germany. Such friendly people there.
Objective accomplished, with an added bonus.
The Police did not do what seems to be standard procedure,ie antagonize the protestors then box them in.
The next step is to stop anyone from leaving, and if they try they are arrested . Bullying and Baiting.
In this case….the Police simply joined in the crowd and went along. No animosity shown by either side…a peaceful resolve.
IMHO, in this scenario the protestors wouldn’t DARE create a problem, the police are right there amongst them..and there would be no charges of police brutality.
Thus both the Police and the Protestors achieved their goals…the Police kept the peace, ….and the Protestors made their points.
aka WIN WIN !
Maybe the police elsewhere can learn from this and not create problems,nor antagonize the public with the inevitable result of increasing disrespect.