This is Huge!
The RT News Agency posted this video of the protesters who surrounded the capital building in Madrid yesterday. The situation is horrific and likely to get much worse. How much longer can the European Union hold together when the whole economy goes under? It’s front page news everywhere over there.
As with Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring protests, Reuters reports, “The protest, promoted over the Internet by different activist groups, was younger and more rowdy than recent marches called by labor unions. Protesters said they were fed up with cuts to public salaries and health and education.”
Der Spiegel elaborates, “ Some 6,000 people marched before Spanish Parliament on Tuesday against the belt-tightening measures and several grew violent. Police beat back demonstrators with batons and fired rubber bullets on the crowd, according to several news reports. Protesters retaliated by hurling rocks and bottles at authorities and tearing down barricades. The violent clashes led to 22 arrests and 32 injuries, including four policemen”
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (the Dark Duchess of Foggy Bottom) experiences an attack by commie protesters on her motorcade while she is visiting the Philippines doing God-only-knows what:
Um, I thought the Dear Ruler was going to cause the world to just love us.
After the disastrous WTO protest that shut down Seattle in 1999, progressive Chief of Police, Norm Stamper decided to retire and progressive Mayor Paul Schell lost re-election. The following Seattle Weekly 9-page article is an excerpt from Norm Stamper’s book that recounts the events leading up to the disastrous protests that resulted in the Mayor declaring Martial Law. Click the title to read the entire excerpt~LTG
Veteran cops told me they’d never seen so many people on the streets. There was sea of sea turtles and anti-WTO signs, choruses of chanting, and street theater performances, replete with colorfully costumed actors on stilts playing out the various points of opposition to globalization. That night, thousands of protesters filed into Key Arena where the Sonics and the Storm play their basketball. They heard speeches from local politicians, including the mayor (who at one point bleated, “Have fun but please don’t hurt my city”) and various protest leaders and organizers. There were songs by Laura Love and other politically active musicians. Day One ended peacefully.