For the past week Hamburg has been the setting for nightly spontaneous protests, following the police declaring the areas of St Pauli, the Reeperbahn and Altona to be a danger zone, or Gefahrengebiet. Hundreds of riot police were deployed every night at 6pm. The emergency laws allowed the police to arbitrarily detain anyone, take their details and force people to leave the area or face arrest.
Friday 27 January 2012: After the #bankofideas faced eviction, Occupy London protestors attempted to squat another building they thought was a disused Iraqi bank. It turned out it was the Iraqi government Commercial Attache building and still held diplomatic status. Five people were arrested, four for trespassing on a consular post.