Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Frankfurt Occupy

To continue with my story..
On saturday after the Korean classes, i followed Julia to this place where they were demonstrating against :

Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is a protest movement which began September 17, 2011 in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City's Wall Street financial district, initiated by the Canadian activist group Adbusters. The protests are against social andeconomic inequality, high unemployment, greed, as well as corruption, and the undue influence of corporations—particularly from the financial services sector—on government. The protesters' slogan We are the 99% refers to the growing income and wealth inequality in the U.S. between the wealthiest 1% and the rest of the population. The protests in New York City have sparked similar Occupy protests and movements around the world.

But only it's not in USA but frankfurt.

At first when i look at the place, i had second thoughts about going in there because it looked kind of creepy. They had this campsite set up in the park. Yes, they really camp there but some of them do go back home and stay there during the weekends. I admit i was kind of being a spoilt brat by looking at how dirty it was :S *it wasn't that dirty actually* i think the cold air killed all the germs anyway. But after a while it wasn't actually that bad. I even met some people from different parts of the world mostly backpackers and they were extremely nice! I even helped them up at their "so called" kitchen. Yes, i cut the fruits :D
Are you curious where they get the money or food from? Well it's all donated by people from all over. I find this really interesting and something different. It can be really fun too! It was a good experience.

-more stories to come ^_^

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