Tens of Thousands March Against Global Elites Ahead of G7 | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

People demonstrating against the upcoming G7 summit gather for a protest march on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. (Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty)
‘The representatives of the richest and most powerful countries in the world lay claim to decide the fate of the entire world, without having any legitimation for this’

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People demonstrating against the upcoming G7 summit gather for a protest march on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. (Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty)

People demonstrating against the upcoming G7 summit gather for a protest march on June 4, 2015 in Munich, Germany. (Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty)

As representatives of some of the most powerful countries in the world prepare to gather for their annual Group of Seven (G7) meeting, this time at a castle in the German town of Elmau, tens of thousands marched through nearby Munich on Thursday to protest the summit’s politics of “neo-liberal economic policies, war and militarization, exploitation, poverty and hunger, environmental degradation, and the closing-off towards refugees.”

Over 34,000 people reportedly turned out for Thursday’s march, with one demonstrator identified as Julia by Euronews declaring “we must not lose hope that one day the world really will be equal, and we will all have the same values.”

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