Sunday, March 15, 2009

Saturday in the City


Saturday's in the city are crazy busy, people shopping, eating, hanging out. The streets were lined with people, the side walks were elbow to elbow . Flower market is in full swing, amazing hydrangea, azaleas, tulips the colors were so vibrant. I would of taken a picture but I was too busy watching the excitement around me. Purse snatching and pick pocketing is high crime in Bremen. You have to always be aware. So when we were passing through the market all of a sudden I hear yelling and screaming, well forget the beauty of the Easter Lily, Nosey Rosie #9 wants to know what is going on. Some guy had pick pocket this old man and basically this lady saw him and they took matters in to their own hands. It was all to exciting, and sweet justice to see someone NOT get away with it. Craig and Katelyn did not want to stick around and watch... unlike me is was sucked in like I was watching COPS or Reno 911. I don't know if the police ever made it to help the citizen arrest or not.

I'm thinking NOT, because as we waited and waited, waited some more for our tram. We could hear loud noses off in the distance and they were getting closer. First we saw motorcycle police and than vans full of police, and police on foot, behind them was a mass of people chanting. Yes a protest of some kind....awesome never a dual moment in Germany! I had no idea what they were saying or what their banners and sign said.
I kept trying to find someone that knew English to fill me in. I love this kind of action, as long as it is peaceful.

So come to find out they were marching against NATO and against War and I think against Nazi too ! Everyone was quite young I thought and very colorful individuals. They were almost all wearing black and a lot had hoods or hats on and sunglasses on, like they were in cognito.





Our tram finally came and we were on our way. I love Saturdays in the city, it never disappoints and there is always something going on.

5 comments:

Mrs. K said...

so very cool

preppyplayer said...

I'm with you. I would park myself down and watch the arrest, the aftermath then I would segue to the riot, try to figure that out...
Very nosy.

Joyce said...

Hmmm... my Sunday is no where near the action of your Sunday! WOW... Very neat though that the people caught the guy before he got away. xoxo

t.t. millers said...

Kathy - the sign says
"No to Nato" "No to the war".
I can't read the smaller words to translate for you.

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Wow - looks like an exciting outing!