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Germany: 700 activists occupy military base and colour watchtowers pink !

The 142 square kilometre Bombodrom (80 km north of Berlin) was used as a bombing range by the Soviet army for 40 years. Since 1992 the German military has been trying to take over the facility to establish an air-ground bombing range for German, EU and NATO forces to conduct combined operations of air and ground forces. In protesting at the site the demonstrators are trying to highlight the connection between the G8 and war and to clearly show their rejection and resistance to war (for more see  http://www.g8andwar.de).
Following some anti-war rallies the military area began to be occupied as people began erecting tents to create a temporary settlement. A military tower was painted pink in a repeat of a previous action that saw the military destroying a similar tower when they couldnīt get rid of all the pink paint!

By 4.30pm this afternoon another settlement was being set up with around 100 people. The first had already reached over 500 people. Reports said that there was no immediate military police presence and that the normal cops are not allowed there as it is a military site. Later the Bike Caravans against the G8, from the East and West, arrived at Bombodrom to join the anti-militarism action. They will continue towards Rostock for the mass demo where about 100 000 people will protest, then some will head towards Heiligendamm.

For first report and pics of the Bombodrom occupation see:
 http://de.indymedia.org/2007/06/179751.shtml



[report compiled from imc germany breaking news ticker and newswire reports]
 http://de.indymedia.org/ticker/en/
 http://de.indymedia.org/en/

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Related:

Pics and Reports on Rostock Convergence Centre:
 http://de.indymedia.org/2007/05/179540.shtml
 http://de.indymedia.org/2007/06/179673.shtml

Pics of Reddelich Camp:
 http://de.indymedia.org/2007/05/179334.shtml

Pics of Camps:
 http://de.indymedia.org/2007/05/179541.shtml

Feature on Camps:
 http://de.indymedia.org/2007/06/179675.shtml

Rostock: About 60 000 on the streets 02.Jun.2007 09:27

xyz

An international mass demonstration in Rostock today ended in clashes with police and riots. Firebombs, bottles and stones were thrown on police. windows of banks and shops smashed.

200 police injured 02.Jun.2007 11:07

x

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Today 02.Jun.2007 14:50

Natasha

Yes, over 200 cops were supposedly injured, 20-something of them seriously. One cop was stabbed. Darn. Many, many protesters were also injured, one man here at the convergence center had both of his arms broken today. Pepper spray, tear gas, concussion grenades, fire hoses, clubs, they brought out the whole arsenal today. Good training (for us at least) for the days ahead. These police tactics, and tempers, are like nothing I have ever seen in the US. And this was a relatively small, uneventful demo compared to what's to come. Solidarida!

433 police injured, more than 500 protesters injured, 125 detained 03.Jun.2007 06:16

xc


I love it 03.Jun.2007 12:56

Jody Paulson

That tower looks kinda cute in pink!