On April 12th at 6:30pm a German-wide flash Mob called “Die In – Fukushima Wahnt!” took place.
Flashmob is an unusual and often pointless-seeming activity that is done by a group of people in a public place. This particular flash mob isn’t supposed to seem pointless though. Exactly four weeks after the earthquake caused the nuclear catastrophe at the Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, this group activity is supposed to make a point: Fukushima is a warning – let’s turn off all nuclear power plants.
April 12th also turned out to be the day that, after another big aftershock, the category of the nuclear disaster was changed from 5 to 7, which was the rating for Chernobyl.
Apparently initiated by Castor TV, people all over Germany laid down (as if dead) at 6:30pm and remained on the ground for 3 minutes with a radioactivity sign attached to their body.
More videos from the various flash mobs can be seen on the Fukushima Mahnt Facebook page.
The music in this video is from Soundtrack Pro.
The attentive viewer may have noticed that I broke a rule with this video: I had Scott shoot a bit of footage with another camera (bird’s eye view). Thank you, Scott!
For the overly curious: the close up is of my BFF Erik. Thank you, Erik, for laying down on the dirty ground – against nuclear power and for my camera.
|Anti-Nuclear Protest at Alexanderplatz on 12.04.2011|