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

Share this:

facebooktwitterredditlinkedinmail