Protesters Disrupt Frankfurt Stock Exchange

by Chris Sturr | November 01, 2008

Missed this earlier this week–hat-tip to Ben Collins.

FRANKFURT, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Protesters from the anti-establishment Attac movement entered the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on Monday, shouting slogans and waving banners denouncing financial markets.

The incident, which at one stage saw an Attac banner cover the stock exchange’s big board displaying a graph of Germany’s benchmark DAX index .GDAXI of blue-chip stocks, lasted a few minutes, a Reuters photographer on the scene said.

He put the number of protesters at about 15 and said three security guards escorted them from the building in the heart of Frankfurt’s banking district.

Nobody was injured and no property damaged. No one at stock exchange operator Deutsche Boerse was immediately available for comment and trading was not halted.

“Disarm the financial markets,” read one Attac banner. “Put people and the environment above shareholder value.”

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