in a preliminary report, hamburg police labeled this year's first-of-may protests as "relatively peaceful with sporadic outbreaks of violence." with the aftermath of 20 arrests and a few more broken windows and windshields, the traditional demonstrations followed by riots were nothing compared to the chaos that occurred in the recent past. however, with sternschanze and st. pauli long swallowed by gentrification, combined with the discourse dominated by violence, the cause of the protesters grows weaker every year, even within the local community. at the end of the day, one cannot but ask themselves whether this is the right environment to raise their children.
on the photo: kids being kids with police water cannons on stand-by.
schanzenhof protests, sternschanze, hamburg, march 2016
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