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“A boy selling cotton candy waits for customers on the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal, June 11, 2012. The boy, among other similar children, does not go to school, and earns around $2 per day selling cotton candy.”~REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

June 12th marks The International Labour Organization’s World Day Against Child Labour

#Blockupy 20,000 marched at Frankfurt #Occupy protest rally on Saturday

(Photos Reuters/Yahoo)

BERLIN (AP) — “At least 20,000 people held a major rally of the local Occupy movement in Frankfurt on Saturday to decry austerity measures affecting much of Europe, the dominance of banks, and what they call untamed capitalism.

The protesters peacefully filled the city center of continental Europe’s biggest financial hub on a warm and pleasant afternoon, said Frankfurt police spokesman Ruediger Regis. He said 20,000 people were there, while organizers put the number at 25,000.

The protest group, named Blockupy, has called for blocking access to the European Central Bank, which is located in Frankfurt’s business district.

Organizer spokesman Roland Seuss the protest is “against the Europe-wide austerity dictate by the (creditor) troika of ECB, the EU Commission and the International Monetary Fund.”

(Reuters) – “German police said they detained 400 anti-capitalist protesters in Frankfurt on Friday for defying a ban on demonstrations against austerity policies implemented to tackle the intensifying euro zone debt crisis.

“An anti-government protester walks towards riot police, holding stones in her hands, during a protest asking for the release of human rights activists Nabeel Rajab and Zaynab al-Khawaja in the village of Sanabis west of Manama May 16, 2012.” ~REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

“Members of the Russian Interior Ministry detain opposition activists near a protest camp, demonstrating against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s presidency, which moved to a new location near the Barrikadnaya (Barricade) metro station from the site at Chistiye Prudy park, in central Moscow, May 16, 2012. Russian riot police broke up an Occupy-style protest against Putin on Wednesday, forcing dozens of people out of a central Moscow park where they had staged a sit-in round-the-clock for a week and detaining at least 15. Police converged on the site at Chistiye Prudy park at about 5:30 a.m. (0130 GMT) and told some 50 people who had spent the night to leave, citing a court order issued on Tuesday requiring them to clear the area.”~REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

“A woman tries to impede the arrest of student protesters during a demonstration against the government to demand changes in the public state education system in Santiago May 16, 2012. Chilean students have been protesting against what they say is profiteering in the state education system.”~REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

“German riot police carry a demonstrator fully covered in paint as police clears the camp of occupy protestors in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, May 16, 2012.”~REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

“A girl plays with her brother as they search for usable items at junkyard near the Danyingone station in Yangon’s suburbs May 16, 2012.” REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Meanwhile in more amusing news…”Boy, 11, Pees on $36,000 Worth of MacBooks”

“Researchers dressed in panda costumes carry a cage as they transfer giant panda Tao Tao to a new living environment at the Hetaoping Research and Conservation Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sichuan province May 3, 2012. Tao Tao, 21-months-old, and its mother Cao Cao are being transferred to a bigger living environment with a higher altitude and a more complicated terrain, which marks the beginning of the third phase of its training to be reintroduced to the wild. Researchers wear panda costumes to ensure that the cub’s environment is devoid of human influence, according to local media.”~REUTERS/China Daily

“Medical students run away from tear gas canisters during a protest in La Paz May 3, 2012. Doctors and medical students were demonstrating against a decision made by the Bolivian government to increase their working hours by two hours, as well as a threat by President Morales to replace them with Cuban doctors, according to organizers.” ~REUTERS/Gaston Brito