Thousands of Occupy: Frankfurt protesters block access to European Central Bank

‘Blockupy’ protestors have blocked employee access to the European Commission bank (ECB), and plan to move on to Deutsche Bank and then Frankfurt National Airport.

Anti-capitalist protestors have gathered in the financial heart
of Frankfurt a day ahead of Europe-wide gatherings planned for
June 1 to protest leaders handling of the three-year euro debt
crisis.

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Spokesman Martin Sommer said Frankfurt’s financial district could
be occupied by as many as 20,000 who believe the Troika — the
ECB, the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund
— is imposing an “austerity dictate” on financially troubled
countries they have bailed out.

Cyprus, Greece, Portugal, Ireland, have also received bailout
loans and Spain has received loans for its banks.

Blockupy spokeswoman Frauke Distelrath said the protest was not
aimed at bank employees, but at its role “as an important
participant in the policies that are impoverishing people in
Europe, in the cutbacks that are costing people their ability to
make a living.”

The ECB says it will remain operational and has taken steps to
ensure employee safety.

This article originally appeared on: RT