Thursday, February 24, 2005

I arrived in Frankfurt the same morning as George W. Bush. Security here was nuts Wednesday morning. Three highways were closed. The local Opel factory was closed for the day. In certain areas, people had to disassemble their mailboxes and bring them inside. No cars were allowed to be parked on the streets on potential transport routes, if you didn't get your car out of the way in time, the government towed it and the owners got to pay 300 Euros to get their cars back. I appreciate the maximum security provided for my visit by the German government, but there has been a universally negative backlash by the locals, who pretty much got their city shut down for a day.

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