Friday, February 10, 2006

Protests in Duesseldorf tomorrow

I am not sure if this is making the news in America, but it sure is big news over here in Europe.
I am referring to the protests around the world regarding the cartoons...Well, M told me he heard on the radio on his way home that there are protests planned for Duesseldorf tomorrow. We live about a block from the US Consulate here in Duesseldorf so maybe I will stay in the house tomorrow....
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UN Secretary General Kofi Annan spoke out about the ongoing Mohammed cartoons controversy, saying the media should not pour oil on the fire by reprinting the images. His words were justified, says DW's Peter Philipp......

6 Comments:

Blogger Lisa said...

You live about a block from the embassy? I've been to your neighborhood! Before it was your neighborhood, of course. (excuse me, silly moment) We have to go there every so often to take care of things, and now every time I do I'll think of you. (Nice neighborhood too, btw)
Back to the protests: I agree, I'd stay inside and take pictures out my window. They can get a little rowdy. I've seen a few. Had one in Aachen not so long ago protesting Hussein's imprisonment.

10:44 PM  
Blogger Nyana said...

The pics are indeed making news in Canada. I agree with Annan on the issue. The media has so power in its hands to be diplomatic and a peace-keeping utility. Sigh, I wish everyone just got along.

12:49 AM  
Blogger J said...

This is the first I've heard about protests in Germany. I've done a few searches but can't seem to find anything.

Staying indoors during the protest will probably be a good idea, but see if you can snap a few photos for us.

It's highly unlikely that we'll have a protest like that here.

8:21 AM  
Blogger khanhduc said...

Saw the protests from my balcony, where I have a great view of the Hbf. Came across oyur blog while blog surfing, I thought it weirdly funny ....... If you are still looking for German classes (not expensive like Goethe, try the IIK at the University)

3:50 PM  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

It's on the news everywhere here in Canada. They are speaking about protests around the world and allof the fires the protesters have created. Then it's mostly US people who are asking for calm...

5:21 PM  
Blogger Sparky said...

Nyana,

I SOOOO don't agree with those Dhimmis Kofi Annan and president Clinton (the latter of which I USED to hold in high regard). The press has NOTHING to apologize for and should in fact speak up much louder, if it is threatened with violence.

If keeping the peace means self-censorship and having to keep your mouth shut, then war it shall be.

Freedom of speech and press is a right we have fought hard for, and one that the so called "religion of peace" will have to accept, also.

Dhimmitude on our part is not an option, as the liberal Danish/Somali member of parliament Hirsi Ali has clearly spelled out here:
http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/spiegel/0,1518,399263,00.html

Also, consider Mr. Ibn Warraq in Spiegel: http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,398876,00.html

5:36 PM  

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