Today, about 2500 people gathered in my hometown of Dortmund, tens of thousands in Germany and many more all across Europe to demonstrate against ACTA, the “Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement”. This treaty that was negotiated in secret and massively threatens civil rights, the existence of the Internet as we know it and even human lives. The European Union hasn’t ratified ACTA yet, and we want to make sure it never will. If you don’t know why ACTA is so dangerous, look here.
As you can see, our demonstration was peaceful and humorous despite the serious matter. The demonstrations were so big and many that the “Tagesschau”, the by far most famous German TV news broadcast, opened with a story about it. 🙂
Even a funny robot was demonstrating. 😀 I hope politicians, especially the members of the European parliament, get the message: Don’t try to take our freedom, don’t mess with our Net!