Madrid and Greece Anti Austerity Riots and Pipeline Protests in Texas
So a lot of stuff has been going down all around the world. I haven’t seen much information about this on Fox news or CNN. Marid and Greece have been really popping off here lately.
Skirmishes continue between protesters and riot police in Madrid, with cops firing rubber bullets and tear gas at the crowd. Fourteen people have been injured and 22 arrested, local media report.
Riot Police belted protesters, dragging some them by the arms and legs, who had tried to get through police lines. An uneasy order was restored and police have brought in reinforcements and have begun to try and disperse the crowd.
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MADRID (AP) — Tens of thousands of Spaniards and Portuguese rallied in the streets of their countries’ capitals Saturday to protest enduring deep economic pain from austerity measure, and the demonstration in Madrid turned violent after Spaniards enraged over a long-lasting recession and sky-high unemployment clashed with riot police for the third time in less than a week near Parliament.
Dramatic footage of night violence in Spain
You can watch Livestream of Madrid at: http://www.ustream.tv/timcast
Police fired tear gas Wednesday at rioters hurling gasoline bombs and chunks of marble during Greece’s largest anti-austerity demonstration in six months. The protests were part of a 24-hour general strike, the latest test for Greece’s nearly four-month-old coalition government and the new spending cuts it plans to push through.
Keystone XL Protests in Texas
A group standing on tree platforms and branches attempted on Monday to head off work in northeast Texas for the southern portion of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Stationed as high as 80 feet above the ground on land near Winnsboro, eight protesters held a banner reading “You Shall Not Pass” as they waited in the path of contractors for TransCanada, which is building the pipeline.
For updates, visit http://tarsandsblockade.org/ and follow @KXLblockade.
“Tarsands is going to poison our water” Christopher Voss, East Texas farmer, arrestee.http://tarsandsblockade.org/tar-sands-is-going-to-poison-our-water/
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