10:41: The ICE rinsed me in Frankfurt classical station vestibule. People are rushing to the exit, and most overlook the five policemen leaning casually and in full gear with helmet on a railing. Mir schwant evil: 1,000 demonstrators from the organizers expected the rally at Rathenauplatz and the march to the ECB (European Central Bank) - and already at the station, the police presence. 11:17: I reach the Rathenauplatz, to the city of Frankfurt has postponed the start of the rally in the short term. Located directly behind the main guard and topped by a Goethe Memorial, leads the court usually a shadowy existence in the city center. Two handful of people are now gathered here, some rehearse a play on the steps of the monument, other load signs and banners from a green car, a small group of young activists discuss on the edge of the square. Oliver, a press officer, told me briefly how the day is planned and who organized what. Congenial to me immediately that there is not one organizer, but that all comes together on a democratic basis. It is an action alliance, from Attac, Occupy Frankfurt and others who have made the event off the ground within about 10 days. 11:38: Slowly filled with brilliant blue skies of space. First comes the press. Five TV stations, three press agency photographer, Felix a writing colleague of the TAZ, whom I have known of Gorleben and a few small groups of other journalists stand together. The police is a communication team in place, acting in his neon blue glowing west like walking billboards. Activists with the Anonymous masks are always more. Nevertheless, more than a hundred people are at this time not on the court. A little disappointed I walk around to catch the mood - hopefully more people. 12:15: When I place myself after my tour to the top step of the bronze monument, I'm overwhelmed. The place is fully packed, it is crowded. Hundreds flock from the side streets to the meeting place. Some have slung tote bags, others waving flags, entire families appear to make a demo Sunday outing. There is still a movement. In the crowd I see a face, a young man with a bright, high-necked sweater and brown leather jacket, he is surrounded by camera crews. Wolfram I've seen in the "evening news" yesterday. He is spokesman for the group "Occupy Frankfurt". I follow him, see him speak "Doctors" shortly with a group in disguise, and he immediately disappears from view. The ANON.MEDIC'S stand, and I agree with them. Aron, one of the first aid squad, explained to me that they have two Medi-teams that can provide medical care during the protest procession and rally on the square in front of the ECB. He has been active for years as a first responder at the Red Cross, others are nurses or medical students. Together Found they have only three days ago. Aron, who is working in the organization team for days, told me during the protest begins to move, as they have spontaneously planned on the Internet everything. Much know only from your network name and the avatar images of social networks. Real they met in small groups. While we go through the skyscrapers of "Mainhattan", many chanting laustark "We are 99%" -the slogan of the global Occupy movement. Before the headquarters of Commerzbank, storming some representative staircase to the main entrance to the top. Not to demolish around, no: you whip out their smartphones and photograph. Fifty specialist the passing train is taken and tweeted in seconds. 13h00 After about a kilometer is reached the goal. The giant blue and yellow euro sign is symbolically occupied by thousands. The contributed by IG Metall speaker car stops on the way before. The speakers stand on the hill just below the Euro, and the rally begins. Once you get fifty feet away, an understanding is no longer possible to size the murmur. The Anon.Medics try by Walki-Talki to communicate and to gather. A hectic start, because the first subscriber numbers come on the market. 3,000 or even 4,000. You can not believe her luck. Her eyes light up, a permanent smile is established at Aron. They stand and sit as a small group on the edge of of them staged protests, and no one assumes was. 13:39: you decide that it is time for a tour to get an overview and to possibly provide first aid. One of the masked men with masks turns to me and says, "There is always injured at a demonstration, and if it's just a umgekickter foot". Far we can not get. The anonymous masks are too flashy. Every journalist, and there are quite a lot, lunges at her, to snatch an interview, including a Turkish television station, whose reporters would do after the interview even a group picture for themselves privately. The highlight of the media presence Dieter Moor appears with his team to a Anmoderation for "ttt" before the site for the rally to make.
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