04 Jun Who Will Be Protesting at the G-8?
The G-8 Summit is scheduled to get underway on Wednesday, and with the summit will come protesters — as many as 100,000, according to estimates. Those intending to protest have already been tarred by the violent clashes between anarchists and the police last week at a pre-summit protest in Rostock; police in Heiligendamm are gearing up for similar protests at the G-8. That preparation is understandable, but it obscures the fact that the overwhelming majority of the protesters will be attending not to cause violence, but simply to make sure that their voices are heard.
As with the protests in Seattle, the press will no doubt be tempted to paint the protesters as little more than an angry, unthinking mob. Fortunately, Spiegel Online is doing its part to counter that temptation with a new report entitled “Faces of Protest.” The report introduces us to nine very different individuals who will be protesting on Wednesday in Heiligendamm. They are:
Take some time and meet them.