Friday, July 11, 2008

Stuck in Poppelsdorf

Today, Saturday, there will be a demonstration by Neo-Nazis in Duisdorf (that's two miles down the road from my apartment). Concurrently, the counter-demonstration is scheduled to go down Endenicher Str. That's one of the streets I cross to get to work (maybe a 20 minute walk from my apartment, just down the street from work). There's supposed to be 1000 police officers for the demonstrations. So is your intrepid blogger going to go and check it out for your blog-reading entertainment?

Nu-uh. No way. Aint happenin'. I'm not even going to try to go to work. I've got 5-6 weeks of waiting for a new passport starting yesterday, and this is the last thing I need. I'll keep an eye on the papers and point out any interesting pics I find.

[Updated - 13.07.08] Here's a link to a photo of many police vehicles in the field outside my office.


Eugene said...

Hmm, I checked out the photos, and since I don't understand any German, I can't distinguish between which are the neo-nazi demonstrators and which are the counter-demonstrators. Kinda funny in an ironic sense of way I suppose.

Jackie said...

Eugene -- Actually the real irony is that the Neo-Nazis were protesting against censorship. As for the photos, the captions seem to indicate that most of them show the counter-demonstration. I think.