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Protesters hang banner at Frankfurt exchange

Protesters hang banner at Frankfurt exchange

Nearly two dozen protesters from a German anti-globilization group threw leaflets and hung a banner at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on Monday chanting, "Disarm financial markets."
The protesters managed to climb over barricades during a tour of the exchange in downtown Frankfurt and hung a banner from the balcony that read "Disarm Financial Markets; People And The Environment Ahead of Shareholder Value."
One man screamed "The poor people are starving in the world!"
The protesters were met by curious glances from the floor and some applause, and were eventually removed by security.
"The anger of the people over the failure of the bankers and politicians is massive," said Stefan Schultheiss, one of the demonstrators, in a statement on the group's Web site after the protest.
The statement went on to say that the recent failures of the financial system were being corrected unjustly with taxpayers' money, "so that the casino can go on."


Updated : 2021-05-13 15:03 GMT+08:00