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Thousands protest in London Banker's greed or people's needs
03-26-2011, 07:34 PM #1
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Quote:Scattered violence broke out Saturday as tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through central London to protest proposed austerity measures and public sector spending cuts.
The Trades Union Congress, which organized the demonstration, said nearly half a million people were taking part, far exceeding their original estimate of 100,000 participants. London's Metropolitan Police would not give an estimate of the number of participants.
"Banker's greed or people's needs -- Cut bonuses not benefits" read one placard at the protest. "Strike together to bring down the government" read another.
The march was largely peaceful apart from isolated skirmishes between protesters and police, who said light bulbs filled with ammonia were thrown at officers after they intervened to stop paint and bottles being thrown at store windows on Oxford Street.


03-26-2011, 09:26 PM #2
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Nice, it's not being talked about much in the news stateside, cnn, bloomberg,google news all in denial as usual, stories buried.


03-26-2011, 10:12 PM #3
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One march, on one afternoon, is nice but certainly not enough, might make pretty pictures. But the BBC are so down playing this event. It should be apart of something much bigger.

The protests started off late last year, with the students, protesting the increase in fees per year from £3000 to £9000. That protest petered out as soon as the law passed. The students went home.

The brits don't have a backbone for protest unlike the French. But even they, when they blocked oil refineries and ports. Caused Chaos across the nation. The State held firm against the masses and carried out austerity cuts.

Look at Greece, Major protests by the people, some quite violent, but again the state held firm and the people suffer because of the elite's greed. Same can be said of Ireland and soon Portugal/Italy/Spain.

Voting another government in well help. Has the new Irish Gov, announced anything about not paying the IMF. NO. But the working people suffer more.

You have to look to Libya, where those in the East of country have risen up against a dictator.

How about the European people go to the UN for a no fly resolution against the undemocratic European parliament. So people can take back power.

There is no difference between doing that and what the Libyans want.
03-26-2011, 10:18 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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There was talk of 500,000 people? dunno.gif Sound right? More maybe? Yes, P...msm is attempting the "oh look something shiny" routine when there is news that desperately needs buried. Any threat to the status quo either real or perceived is promptyl ignored. bored.gif




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