Skip to comments.Frankfurt 'Blockupy' protesters clash with police
Posted on 06/01/2013 3:17:05 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
German police used pepper spray and batons against thousands of anti-capitalist demonstrators from the Blockupy movement on Saturday during a second day of protests in Frankfurt against Europe's austerity policies.
Planned rallies in struggling euro zone members Spain and Portugal drew fewer people than expected, but in Germany's financial capital around 7,000 protesters marched with signs reading "Make love, not war" and "IMF - get out of Greece".
Protests against the "troika" of international lenders that has bailed out struggling euro zone states - the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Union - were planned in several countries on Saturday.
Europe's Blockupy movement was formed after the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011. They blame the budget cuts and labor market reforms supported by the ECB, the IMF and European financial and political leaders for driving the continent into a recession that has left more than a quarter of Greeks and Spaniards out of work and millions of Europe's poor worse off.
"This is a good opportunity (to protest). Youth unemployment is so important right now," said Antonia Proka, 25, a Greek who now lives in the Netherlands.
"I have lots of German friends who don't find jobs so the problems are the same, we are on the same side," she said.
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
Coming to America.
Honey, your kind (dumb, lazy, drunk, and leftist) never gets hired. Doesn't mean it's someone else's fault...
Oh, I forgot to mention the facial tattoos and piercings in that list...
Interesting is that you have liberals attacking liberal institutions....IMF, EU, ECB. Its the battle between the Mensheviks and the Bolsheviks
Don’t forget OWS, it’s already here!