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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Greeks are mad as hell and won't take it anymore! And neither will the Spaniards or the rest of the world!!!

Editor's Note: AUSTERITY is a blatant policy of taking from the Middle Class and giving to the banks that are the root cause of the Financial problems of the world. But as Austerity bites and formerly Middle Class people have to start worrying about where their next meal will come from instead of where to go for their next vacation, they begin to rise up in protest. Had they protested when their governments and representatives were selling them out to the banks for their own personal profit, maybe we wouldn't have arrived at this point. However when people are well fed, they are complacent; only when their most basic needs are threatened do they awaken and fight back. So the consequences of Austerity in the European Club Med Countries will be violent protesting as is being seen in Greece and Spain these days. These protests are just the beginning and will eventually turn into civil war or revolutions, and may lead to the rise of military juntas that will take power to supposedly restore order but in fact will crush all uprisings with Nazi / Soviet brutality! What we are seeing in Greece / Spain today will eventually spread to the rest of the developed world. The world in the 21st century is fast receding towards the feudalism of the Middle Ages, not the enlightenment of the 18th - 19th centuries!

A rally in the Greek capital turned violent when protesters in Syntagma Square lobbed Molotov cocktails at police, who retaliated by firing tear gas at the demonstrators. It's as thousands gathered in front of parliament for the country’s biggest anti-austerity protest since the new government came to power. Clashes erupted in different parts of Athens Syntagma Square, with demonstrators throwing fire bombs at police. Witnesses reported smoke rising over the square as security forces dispersed most of the protesters. Some remained, and continued the demonstration. The general strike halted transit and other industries nationwide. Thousands of demonstrators also marched through the city of Thessaloniki. Greeks wrote on Twitter that large numbers of protesters are rallying peacefully in the streets.
Watch our live feed of the protest here.
Continue Reading: Clashes erupt as thousands rally in Athens, firebombs set national park ablaze _________________________________________________________________________
Madrid riot police have cleared Plaza de Neptune of protesters, with about 200 officers securing the surrounding blocks. At least 60 people have been injured and 26 arrested as police used batons and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd. Local emergency services have confirmed that at least 60 people, including eight policemen, were injured in clashes between police and protesters, El Pais reports. One of the wounded is believed to be in critical condition, while one of the injured policemen suffered a severe concussion. Riot police dispersed the protesters, dragging some who had tried to get through police lines by their arms and legs. An uneasy order was restored and reinforcements were brought in to try and disperse the crowd. 
Thirteen of those arrested have been detained after a group of protesters tried to break through the police barrier for the first time. Further arrests were carried out during the following clashes, bringing the total number of arrests to some 60, El Pais reported. Authorities estimate that about 6,000 people took part in Tuesday’s protest. Over 1,300 riot police officers were deployed in the capital, which is more than a half the country's riot police force. Protests organizers have decided to repeat the protest and block the Parliament once again on Wednesday.

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