On April 23rd the first round of the eleventh election of the Fifth Republic of France was held. Polls suggested several different possibilities who could reach the finals. With 93 percent of all constituencies counted Macron and LePen will run for a final. They are both closely followed by Fillon and Mélenchon. Riots as First Polls are released…Read more Heavy Riots in Paris after Presidential Election
After not 'travel-blogging' for five days I am back with a normal daily report. The past days have been quite full of beautiful impressions, as well as shocking ones and fun moments. As we were driving to Thessaloniki we got the message from on-site that police started evicting the leftovers of self-established and -organized refugee camp 'Ekostation'.…Read more Day Seven in Athens – little retrospective view on the past week
Approximately 700 protestors gathered at Brenner to demonstrate against fortress Europe and border controls. The demonstration ended in heavy clashes between anarchists and police. Austria is planning to reintroduce controls at the Italian-Austrian border to decrease the influx of migrants that flee towards northern Europe. Photo Reportage
On Mayday approximately 700 neo-nazis rallied through Plauen for a 'national-revolutionary working class'. At least 800 participated in a counter-demonstration. Counter-protesters were captured by police stopping the demonstration and leading to smaller clashes. Neonazis started simultaneously sending pyrotechnics into citizens protesting next to the route and police forced them to turn around. Water-cannons and teargas…Read more Neonazi demonstration in Plauen errupts in heavy clashes on Mayday
Far right party AfD met today in Stuttgart to decide further course for future years. Many people demonstrated against the meeting. Civil unrest was shown. Police captured counter-demonstrators with massive force and held them in a mobile prison until late in the afternoon. 700 people were detained with some collapsing due to no medical supply and…Read more Protests against Meeting of AfD in Stuttgart
This year is almost over. Below I collected a few of my pictures documenting protests, neo-nazis gathering, racists marching, refugees arriving and just some snapshots of 2015. Most recent pictures are listed up top. Thanks to all the colleagues I worked with the past year and everybody following and supporting my work.