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G8, A Sacred Dike


Karen Linke

Heiligendamm – G8 Summit - Germany, June 6-8 2007. A snapshot into what happened close to Heiligendamm at the Baltic Sea between Rostock and Wismar where the G8-Summit took place last June. In 2007, Germany, France, Italy, The UK, Japan, the US, Russia, Canada and the EU were represented by A. Merkel, N. Sarkozy, R.Prodi, T. Blair, S. Abe, G.W. Bush, W.Putin, S. Harper and J. Barroso. The meeting of the G8 is highly controversial and for some years, demonstrations have been organized to protest against the summit. The demonstrators know how to get attention for their political goals; at the same time, they try to avoid any kind of violent clashes with the police. The organizers at the G8 summit have tried to make Heiligendamm a fortress- a Sacred Dike... A huge fence should separate the government representatives, who are „in“, from the civil society, who is „out“. Where the protest becomes visible, the demonstrators are face to face with the police. Two groups watch each other, are in front of each other and skirmishes take place. Not far away from the demonstrations, at the beach of Kühlungsborn, people on vacation relax in the sun. What is happening close to them, does not touch them in any way. But there are also the curious who live nearby and who cautiously catch a glimpse over their fences to see what is going on beyond their property. At first glance, there is no violence. Yet, it is just not visible and it becomes more and more perceptible.


 

Karen Linke / Picturetank LIK0114207

Heiligendamm-G8 Summit - Germany -last day demonstration in Rostock- 08.06.07. Wall with inscriptions about demonstration

Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, Germany - 08/06/2007

 

Karen Linke / Picturetank LIK0113841

Heiligendamm-G8 Summit - Germany - demonstration by Hinter Bollhagen - west gate of the fence to Heiligendamm 07.06.07. Neighborhood observating the facts with binoculars.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, Germany - 07/06/2007

 

Karen Linke / Picturetank LIK0113847

Heiligendamm-G8 Summit - Germany - Peacefull sonny morning with senior citizen eating ice-cream and seagull on the beach of Kühlungsborn, close to the big events_ 07.06.07.

Kühlungsborn, Mecklenbourg-Vorpommen, Germany - 07/06/2007

 

Karen Linke / Picturetank LIK0113811

Heiligendamm-G8 Summit - Germany - beach of Kühlungsborn by Heiligendamm 07.06.07. Peacefull atmospher close to the gate. Here a retiring couple having a rest, slumped in beach huts_

Kühlungsborn, Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, Germany - 07/06/2007

 

Karen Linke / Picturetank LIK0113283

Heiligendamm-G8 Summit - Germany - demonstration by Klein Bollhagen - west gate of the fence to Heiligendamm 06.06.07. Policemen from the back in uniforms with symbols.

Heiligendamm, Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, Germany - 06/06/2007

 

Karen Linke / Picturetank LIK0113301

Heiligendamm-G8 Summit - Germany - demonstration last day in Rostock 08.06.07. Policemen and demonstrators, waiting patiently together on the next step of the operation

Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, Germany - 08/06/2007

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Karen Linke / Picturetank LIK0113295

Heiligendamm-G8 Summit - Germany - demonstration last day in Rostock 08.06.07. Policemen.

Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, Germany - 08/06/2007

 

Karen Linke / Picturetank LIK0113296

Heiligendamm-G8 Summit - Germany - demonstration last day in Rostock 08.06.07. Policemen with guns.

Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, Germany - 08/06/2007

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Karen Linke / Picturetank LIK0113827

Heiligendamm-G8 Summit - Germany - demonstration by Hinter Bollhagen - west gate of the fence to Heiligendamm 07.06.07. Police agents, helmet off, waiting about orders in the peacefull landscape neat to heilgendamm.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, Germany - 07/06/2007

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Karen Linke / Picturetank LIK0113284

Heiligendamm-G8 Summit - Germany - demonstration by Hinter Bollhagen - 06.06.07. Young opposants resting after waterbattle -

Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, Germany - 06/06/2007

 

Karen Linke / Picturetank LIK0114206

Heiligendamm-G8 Summit - Germany -spontan demonstration by Rostock- 08.06.07. Two young women at the corner, one with coat put on head.

Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, Germany - 08/06/2007

 

Karen Linke / Picturetank LIK0113844

Heiligendamm-G8 Summit - Germany - demonstration by Hinter Bollhagen - west gate of the fence to Heiligendamm 07.06.07. Policemen and queen in mauve.

Heiligendamm, Mecklenbourg-Vorpommen, Germany - 07/06/2007

 

Karen Linke / Picturetank LIK0114198

Heiligendamm-G8 Summit - Germany - demonstration by Klein Bollhagen - Kühlungsborn- west gate of the fence to Heiligendamm 06.06.07. Policeagents. One big in the front- showing himself.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, Germany - 06/06/2007

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Karen Linke / Picturetank LIK0113305

Heiligendamm-G8 Summit - Germany - demonstration last day in Rostock 08.06.07. Right-extrem regular guest of the pub, causing trouble to a demonstrator, arrested by police during manifestation.

Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, Germany - 08/06/2007

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Karen Linke / Picturetank LIK0114204

Heiligendamm-G8 Summit - Germany - demonstration last day in Rostock 08.06.07. Portrait of policeman.

Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, Germany - 08/06/2007

 

Karen Linke / Picturetank LIK0113816

Heiligendamm-G8 Summit - Germany - demonstration by Klein Bollhagen - Kühlungsborn- west gate of the fence to Heiligendamm 06.06.07. Policeagents marching on manifestants under transparents protecting them against water.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, Germany - 06/06/2007

 

Karen Linke / Picturetank LIK0113840

Heiligendamm-G8 Summit - Germany - demonstration by Hinter Bollhagen - west gate of the fence to Heiligendamm 07.06.07. A member of one of the black bloc provocating, destructing a fence.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, Germany - 07/06/2007

 

Karen Linke / Picturetank LIK0113842

Heiligendamm-G8 Summit - Germany - demonstration by Hinter Bollhagen - west gate of the fence to Heiligendamm 07.06.07. Man desguised in a woman fleeing from the harsh jets of water of the policetrucks.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, Germany - 07/06/2007

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Karen Linke / Picturetank LIK0113845

Heiligendamm-G8 Summit - Germany - demonstration by Hinter Bollhagen - west gate of the fence to Heiligendamm Helicopter on the sky, broken umbrella on the ground, young manifestator fleeing.

Heiligendamm, Mecklenbourg-Vorpommen, Germany - 07/06/2007

 

Karen Linke / Picturetank LIK0113818

Heiligendamm-G8 Summit - Germany - demonstration by Hinter Bollhagen - west gate of the fence to Heiligendamm 06.06.07. In the camp of the police. Agents stretching and recovering after waterbattle.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, Germany - 06/06/2007

 

Karen Linke / Picturetank LIK0113821

Heiligendamm-G8 Summit - demonstration by Hinter Bollhagen - west gate of the fence to Heiligendamm 06.06.07. Policeagents from back with helmet on observing manifestators after waterbattle has been over.

Germany - 06/06/2007

 

Karen Linke / Picturetank LIK0113812

Heiligendamm-G8 Summit - Germany - Camp Wichmansdorf of the attak group against G8- Heiligendamm 06.06.07.

Heiligendamm, Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, Germany - 06/06/2007



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