From today on we will publish regular updates with news about the NoG20 protests in Hamburg.
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June 28, 2017
Update 06:58pm Decision by Constitutional Court on protest camp
The German constitutional court lifts ban on protest camp in Hamburg. The court motivated its decision by saying that its not a final decision on protest camps in general but especially for the No G 20 protests. Local authorities do not have to allow a protest camp at Stadtpark but if they don’t they have to find an alternative location. But in the final part of the motivation the court stated that their decision is based on the original reasons for the ban. The constitutional court did not decide wether local authorities could still ban the protest camp for security reasons. You will find the motivation of the court here (German).
Image gallery: Immediately after the decision of the German Federal Constitutional Court riot cops appeared in and around Stadtpark and in the Schanze district in Hamburg.
Update 06:10pm First tents build up at Volkspark
Activists have build up first tents at Volkspark in Hamburg Altona. They fight for the right to gather and camp. The Federal Constitutional court still took no decision on the ban on protest camps by local authorities.
Administrative court confirmed ban of closing rally at Heiligengeistfeld
The administrative court of Hamburg confirmed the ban of the closing rally at Heiligengeistfeld today. The closing rally of the No G 20 demo on July 8 now has to take place at Millentorplatz in Hamburg. The organisers of the demo can appeal at the higher administrative court.
Decision by Federal Constitutional Court on ban of protest camps
Its expected that the Federal Constitutional Court will decide tonight or tomorrow on the ban of protest camps in Stadtpark and Volkspark in Hamburg. In case the court decides to confirm the ban, activists are calling for an assembly and spontaneous demo at 07:00pm in the Rote Flora. The assembly will discuss how to fight for protest camps on a political level in the streets of Hamburg.
Riot cops from Berlin send home after excessive party and row with riot cops from Wuppertal
3 squads with in total 220 riot cops from Berlin were send home on Tuesday. The riot cops were in Hamburg during preparations of the G20 summit. In the night from Sunday to Monday riot cops were partying until 06:30am. The 3 riot squads from Berlin arrived on Sunday. Cops were seen having sex in public and urinating in a group on fences. Meanwhile neighbours had complained about “party noise” from the camp, while property damage was also reported. “One female officer was seen dancing on a table dressed only in a bathrobe with a weapon in her hand,” said B.Z. daily, which published photos of the cops posing with their drinks as well as the dining site in disarray after the party. Some of the cops involved stated they had no TV and were bored.
Image: Cops from Berlin partying on Sunday night in their base near Hamburg (We didn’t pixelate the image).
Tweet from the offical account of Berlin police:
— Polizei Berlin (@polizeiberlin) June 27, 2017
There are also reports that a fight broke out between riot cops from Berlin and riot cops from Wuppertal. The riot cops from Wuppertal had to wake-up early to start their shift and couldn’t sleep because of the noise. In a leaked WhatsApp chat (screenshot below) a riot cop from Berlin wrote about the row:
200 riot cops stole oldtimer water canon of St Pauli fans in Hamburg
Earlier today more than 200 riot cops stole a oldtimer water canon of St. Pauli fans. The oldtimer was often used during demonstrations (as a sound truck).
Image: More than 200 riot cops were involved in todays repressive action.
The cops stated that the water canon had no operating license but the lawyer of the owner said that the cops had no right to take the oldtimer as it had an operating and park license. In that case its ordinary theft.
The oldtimer water canov was also used in this NoG20 mobilisation clip:
Fascist NPD Block Will Probably Have To Run
The German fascist NPD party seems to like sports. The Hamburg section of the NPD is mobilising for a NPD block at the NoG20 protests. With thousands of antifa activists in the city, its expected the NPD block will have to run through the city.
Image: Screenshot of the Hamburg section of the fascist NPD party, which is mobilising for a NPD block at the NoG20 protests.