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Erster Mai (des Jahres)

I never took part in the May Day shenanigans that happen every year in Kreuzberg. This year though my dear colleagues wanted to witness the great commercialisation of a traditionally left wing protest. They headed for Oranienplatz and the surrounding area, and I joined them after a very late breakfast at around 2 pm. This is our story.

Even though the mobile internet network crashed I managed to find the others and we then settled down in the amphitheatre in the Görlitzer Park.

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At one point Nadia got the munchies and so she, Asdrubal, Tegan and I went to find food. In the process we enjoyed the crowds, the burnt food and a rather tiny girl shouting and growling on stage like a pro. And also this guy:

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We found food.

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And brought it to hungry Andy.

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We soon left the area, some to get more and some to get less involved in the protests.

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Andy made friends.

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Andy, Tegan and I then searched for the next open subway while the others dived deeper in the crowd. Yay May Day.

PS: I felt like ranting about the money making during the anti-capitalist protests but then I thought it all is rather self-explanatory and obvious. So I won’t rant about that at this precise moment.

 

 

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