June 7

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    On Thursday 7, the blockades from the previous day continued, with hundreds of protesters sleeping on the different roads leading to Heiligendamm. But the main action took place in Hinter Bollhagen, one of the 2 entrances to the "red zone" : thousands of people gathered on the fields in front of the fence, while police deployed their full arsenal (troops dropped by helicopters, horses, dogs, and no less than 9 water canons). A couple of isolated people managed to run to the fence and where immediately seized. The mood was however quite relaxed, with very little violence ( a few stones and bottles thrown at some point). There was however a DPA-photographer hit by a water cannon who lost his eye. The police eventually cleared the field with water canons, and (once and briefly) some tear gas.

    Here, protesters holding plastic sheets are facing a water canon while another is posing in front of them ;-) You can see how the water is bouncing back towards him to get an idea of how powerful the jet is !

    Please read the explanation at the beginning of the set and view the pictures in chronological order.

    Part of " G8 summit 2007"

    M.*, s t e r n f a h r e r, and 90 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Vincént 83 months ago | reply

      Yes, but despite that, it's still incredible.
      I'd have expected 200mm, at least, which means 300mm on D200.
      It's admirable, how close you were.

      Document photography arouses me.
      You are very good at capturing the perfect decisive moment.

      Thanks for posting "the legend" :-).

    2. okkyn' 83 months ago | reply

      elle est vraiment magnifique cette photo, très puissante.

    3. lilcrazyfuzzy 83 months ago | reply

      Amazing capture!

    4. ... Arjun 83 months ago | reply

      Great photojournalism.

    5. rui lebreiro 83 months ago | reply

      gorgeous moment and composition

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    6. Frizztext 83 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Cultural Boxes, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    7. Frizztext 83 months ago | reply

      your excellent photography is an interesting example
      for different "CULTURAL BOXES" in our world -
      seen in the cultural-boxes group.

    8. bass_nroll 83 months ago | reply

      that's a great shot and a great set! really dynamic... you perfectly caught the feelings of the event!
      your excellent photography is an interesting example
      for different "CULTURAL BOXES" in our world -
      seen in the cultural-boxes group.

    9. lowprophyle 83 months ago | reply

      amazing shot.. wow
      @ genevainformation: nice to find some "toten hosen" recitation here in this thread.. :)

    10. rosegarden432 82 months ago | reply

      nice action shot

    11. Yoann Grange 82 months ago | reply

      Wow !
      Le genre de photo qui rentre dans l'histoire !
      C'est du très grand photojournalisme !

    12. Albert78000 79 months ago | reply

      Un documentaire excellent, celui-ci ... et tous les autres.
      Your hability to capture the moments and the people is unique. Keep it up!

    13. .M Vargas 75 months ago | reply

      Hola, soy el administrador de un grupo llamado Kubrick's Look (tag: KubricksLook) y nos encantaría agregar tu foto al grupo.

    14. Mario (La Spezia) 75 months ago | reply


    15. Verani Federico 68 months ago | reply

      Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato conflict : conflicto : conflit : konflikt. Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere l’elemento al gruppo.

    16. zoe prinds-flash 67 months ago | reply

      this is one of the most amazing shots i've ever seen on Flickr.

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