Friday, June 25, 2010

Silent Protest


I’m not quite sure what to say about this photo, except that it shows some underlying thinking in Munich.  This is not a place where people generally speak out against the establishment – at least not publicly.  This certainly is not France, where labor unions are amazingly powerful – to the point where many businesses struggle to operate as unions regularly go on strike.  Also unlike the French, you don’t have these wide spread strikes in the public sector – crippling transportation.  Instead, you get more protests like this – as pictured in the University district – one that is behind the scenes and not where anyone has to come face-to-face with anyone else.  The one exception I can think of lately was also in the University district – where students took over part of the campus.

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