Hundreds Participate in “Zombie” Themed Protest Days Ahead of G20 Summit


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Hundreds showed up in the streets of Hamburg, Germany, the headquarters of the G20 Summit, covered in a white chalky substance, which looked like it was straight off the set of a zombie movie. One thousand actors part of the performance group 1,000 Gestalten creeped through the streets of Hamburg on Wednesday in an effort to spread a message.

According to CNN, the group’s organizers hoped to deliver a message emphasizing the idea that change can come from single individuals.

A spokesperson for the group of activists released a statement, “We cannot wait until change happens from the world’s most powerful, we have to show political and social responsibility — all of us — now!” The statement continued, “Our campaign is a further symbol for the fact that many people do not want to put up with the destructive impact of capitalism any longer. What will save us in the end is not our account balance but someone who will offer their holding hand.”
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The performance concluded with the actors celebrating and removing their dusty, clay-covered clothes to reveal brightly colored clothing.

The G20 Summit is set to take place on Friday, where governments from around the world and central bank governors from 20 major economies will discuss policy issues pertaining to the promotion of international financial stability.