The Occupy camp situated in Frankfurt’s financial district, at the foot of the European Central Bank, was cleared this afternoon in a lightning raid, approved by the city’s Administrative Court. The police admitted they had chosen a moment when the majority of activists were engaged elsewhere in the city. Members of the Left Party and Young Socialists rushed back to the camp to try and provide support, but were left only able to secure legal advice for homeless members of the camp. Public transport was diverted away from Willy-Brandt Platz.
There were no arrests following peaceful resistance, with Occupy members being permitted to remove their equipment (computers, presses, radio and TV gear etc.) rather than have it impounded as we saw in the US.
The clearance concluded about an hour ago (18:30 local).