[A-List] Tens Of Thousands Expected To Protest NATO Summit
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Sun Jan 11 01:39:11 MST 2009
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From: Rick Rozoff
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Subject: [stopnato] Tens Of Thousands Expected To Protest NATO Summit
Fars News Agency
January 10, 2009
Thousands Expected to Protest NATO Summit
TEHRAN - More than 20,000 people are expected to take
to the streets of the German town of Baden-Baden and
the French city of Strasbourg, both of them being
venues for hosting NATO's 60th anniversary, to
demonstrate against the western military alliance.
The aim is to prevent the summit which is slated for
April 3 and 4, organizers of the protest camps
announced Friday in the southwestern German city of
There are plans for mass protests and blockade,
according to German press reports.
According to the Islamic Republic News Agency, two
major camps, hosting up to 18,500 protesters, will be
set up in Strasbourg and its neighboring German town
A broad spectrum of demonstrators, ranging from
Christian to radical leftist groups, will take part in
the anti-NATO demos.
More than 20,000 police are to protect the NATO summit
amid mounting fears of riots and terror attacks, press
reports said earlier.
German police will closely coordinate its security
measures with their French counterparts to ensure a
peaceful NATO summit as around 3,500 political
representatives from 35 countries are expected to take
part in the high-profile event.
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