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'Blockupy' protestors block access to ECB headquarters in Frankfurt

Demonstrators were expressing concerns about the ECB’s role in enforcing austerity throughout the eurozone.

A GROUP OF ANTI-CAPITALIST protestors surrounded the headquarters of the European Central Bank this morning, trying to block access to the building.

Around 1,000 protestors gathered around the building in Frankfurt to stop workers from entering.

BBC News said the protestors had linked arms around the building and blocked all of the main stress leading to the building on Kaiserstrasse in central Frankfurt.

Police were required to shepherd some workers as they tried to get into the building:

It was not clear how many of the ECB’s staff were able to get into the building for work, or how many may have had to take alternative measures.

Demonstrators were hoping to draw attention to the ECB’s role in enforcing austerity policies in countries throughout the 17-member eurozone.

BBC said the protestors planned to block access to other financial institutions based in Frankfurt, one of central Europe’s biggest financial centres.

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