Madrid and Athens Anti-Austerity Protest Photos September 2012

Protesters sit down as Spanish National Police officers in riot gear stand guard behind a fence closing the street outside Madrid’s Parliament during a demonstration September 26, 2012. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy faced violence on the streets of the capital and growing talk of secession in Catalonia as he moves cautiously closer to asking Europe for a bailout, aware that such an action has cost other European leaders their jobs. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Protesters gather close to Spain’s Parliament during a demonstration in Madrid, September 25, 2012. Police prepared on Tuesday for anti-austerity demonstrations in Spain’s capital ahead of the government’s tough 2013 budget that will cut into social services as the country teeters on the brink of a bailout. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

A demonstrator struggles with Spanish National Police riot officers outside the the Spanish parliament in Madrid September 25, 2012. Protesters clashed with police in Spain’s capital on Tuesday as the government prepares a new round of unpopular austerity measures for the 2013 budget that will be announced on Thursday. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

A protester cries out as she is dragged away by riot police outside Spain’s parliament in Madrid, September 25, 2012. Protesters clashed with police in Spain’s capital on Tuesday as the government prepares a new round of unpopular austerity measures for the 2013 budget that will be announced on Thursday. REUTERS/Susana Vera

A riot police officer stands behind placards placed on barriers that cordon off the Spanish parliament in Madrid, September 25, 2012. Protesters clashed with police in Spain’s capital on Tuesday as the government prepares a new round of unpopular austerity measures for the 2013 budget that will be announced on Thursday. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Police clash with protestors during the demonstration at the parliament against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. Spain’s Parliament has taken on the appearance of a heavily guarded fortress with dozens of police blocking access from every possible angle, hours ahead of a protest against the conservative government’s handling of the economic crisis. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Protesters fill up Neptuno Square as National Police riot officers stand guard next to a barrier closing the street outside Spanish Parliament during a demonstration against government austerity measures in Madrid September 29, 2012. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Protestors shout slogans as they fill up Neptuno Square during a demonstration against government austerity measures in Madrid September 29, 2012. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

A demonstrator uses a slingshot to hurl stones to riot police officers during clashes near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. Greek police fired teargas at hooded youths hurling petrol bombs and stones as tens of thousands took to the streets in Greece’s biggest anti-austerity demonstration in months on Wednesday. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

A woman covers her face to protect from teargas as she walks by a damaged Citibank branch following violent clashes between protesters and police in Athens’ Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike September 26, 2012. Greek police fired teargas at hooded youths hurling petrol bombs and stones as tens of thousands took to the streets in Greece’s biggest anti-austerity demonstration in months on Wednesday. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A fire bomb explodes among riot police during clashes in Athens Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012. Police clashed with protesters hurling petrol bombs and bottles in central Athens Wednesday after an anti-government rally called as part of a general strike in Greece turned violent. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)

A hooded youth throws a petrol bomb at riot policemen in Athens’ Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike September 26, 2012. Greek police fired teargas at hooded youths hurling petrol bombs and stones as tens of thousands took to the streets in Greece’s biggest anti-austerity demonstration in months on Wednesday. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A demonstrator throws a liquid to riot police officers near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens September 26, 2012. Greek police fired teargas at hooded youths hurling petrol bombs and stones as tens of thousands took to the streets in Greece’s biggest anti-austerity demonstration in months on Wednesday. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

A riot police officer stands in front of burning firebombs on September 26, 2012 in Athens during a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINISARIS

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7 comments for “Madrid and Athens Anti-Austerity Protest Photos September 2012

  1. JZ
    September 30, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Being in NYC and despite it being a far different climate here, we have done our best to adhere to a strategy of non-violence. Seeing the “firebombs” being used against police is a self-destructive method in dealing with those who oppress and destroys opportunities to get more of the general public to support protests.

    In the United States, the recent Chicago arrests case shows (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/09/27/court-declares-92-occupy-chicago-arrests-unconstitutional) that small victories through the use of the legal system can provide greater motivation to continue fighting oppressive militant police and the monied interests that fund them. In the public eye, it’s the rule of law/justice versus the rule of force … the more the public sees the details of the rule of force in action by police/governments, I would think the more they will grow to oppose it and speak out against it, hopefully putting that outrage into action. This is why we need to refrain from attacking persons. Every violent act like this removes another opportunity to pull more of the public on the “side” working against those wanting to oppress the majority of the population.

  2. October 1, 2012 at 1:23 am

    What signs people should be carying is that POLICE are going to be FIRED also, along with Firemen, EMTs and every private sector employee will LOOSE theur right to join unions to be replaced by essentially paid vigilante goons and goonets.
    Remember “Mickey’s Rules of Three” : Global Domination, Global Reach, & Global Interventionalism EVERY President since the middle of Word War Two when “Washington” grounded these rules into National Security Policy has gone along with this policy in actions, regardless of what they originally, or even in office, may say or have said. They ALL have carried out the will set forth back then.

    As I’ve stated many times, what we have is : Elite Exceptionalist Extitremists ( E^3 ) = Milititary Manipulated Media Industitrialized Imperial Intitelligence Corpwhorational Crapititalistic Control Complex.

    E^3 = M^3 * I^3 * C^4 … aka … “Mickey … They’ll Eat Everything before you knew there was something. Then tell you there was nothing…move along.”

    Corpwhorational Crapititalistic Control Complex the new C ^ 4

    Obama made a VERY BAD Judgment call in going along with the 911 Government Conspiracy that 19 bumbling mostly Saudis Arabian nationals spoofed and fooled the ENTIRE US Military, NORAD and Government Spies and Spooks. Empirical Evidence now exists in vast vast quantities that the REAL culprits where the Neocons and Zionists themselves wanting to start a World War on Islam … i.e. Bush’s “Crusade Against Terror” when the only real BIG terrorists were the Neocons And Zionists. Between all the despot dictators, including, Gaddafi of Libya, Mubarak of Egypt , Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen , Assad family of Syria, House of Saud – as rulers of Saudi Arabia, al-Khalifa family rulers of modern Bahrain, Israeli treatment of Palestinians and Christians and the list goes on of United States’ support of the E^3 = M^3 * I^3 * C^4 .

    Without US support of leaders in suppressing people’s uprising for Corpwhorational Crapititalistic profit the whole world would be a better place.

    Obama should have told the FLAT FACT SCIENTIFIC PROOF OF 911 and held Bush & Cheney and Neocon Zionists ACCOUNTABLE; Along with the Bankster Gangsters, not let off the hook. The burden was on homeowners, soldiers, and everyday people (the 99%) who DID play by the rules were the ones suffering rather than the 1% Elite.

    All the Arab HATE for the WEST is the FAULT of the West and E^3 = M^3 * I^3 * C^4

  3. John Bobbit
    October 1, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Why do the crazies ALWAYS use bizarre capitalization in their RANTS? Love the “new math” on display too, it would be CLEVER if it wasn’t INSANE.

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