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Spanish Protest Turns Violent

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Sadly the social unrest that we had predicted, when over 50% of the youth are unemployed and the politicians are navel-watching, has erupted, as angry protesters charge the local police, who in turn are arresting rioters and using volleys of rubbers bullets to keep the crowd at bay.








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Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:09 | 2829020 A Man without Q...
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This will please Rajoy a lot more than it will Merkel...

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:10 | 2829029 Pladizow
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Wait until the Serrano Ham runs out!

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:11 | 2829035 john39
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surely the unemployed can be hired as riot police....  Krugman would approve.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:14 | 2829058 Precious
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They must be protesting crucifixes in the classrooms.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:15 | 2829064 Richard Chesler
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España no es Grecia.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:34 | 2829151 AlaricBalth
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I am surprised the Spanish police have not joined the protesters due to the fact that they just protested pay cuts 2 months ago.

I guess some sadistic bastards just like stomping skulls.

It reminds me of Oakland last year. Police pensions were decimated by the city yet they were still out there bashing the heads of OWS protesters.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:37 | 2829179 ParkAveFlasher
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There's a fine line between a baton-swinging union thug and uh, a baton-swinging union thug. 

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:42 | 2829209 krispkritter
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Let the morale continue until the beatings improve!

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:55 | 2829261 Clashfan
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 16:06 | 2829300 SMG
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Deer Dance - System of a Down lyrics

Circumventin' circuses
Lamentin' in protest
To visible police
Presence sponsored fear
Batallions of riot police
With rubber bullet kisses
Baton courtesy
Service with a smile

Beyond the staples center you can see America
(Lalala lalala lalalala)
With it's tired poor avengin' disgrace
(Lalala lalala lalalala)
Peaceful lovin' youth against the brutality
(Lalala lalala lalalala)
(Lalala lalala lalalala)
Of plastic existence

Pushin' little children
With their fully automatics
They like to push the weak around
Pushin' little children
With their fully automatics
They like to push the weak around

A rush of words
Pleadin' to disperse
Upon your naked walls, alive
A political call
The fall guy accord
We can't afford to be neutral on a movin' train

Beyond the staples center you can see America
(Lalala lalala lalalala)
With it's tired poor avengin' disgrace
(Lalala lalala lalalala)
Peaceful lovin' youth against the brutality
(Lalala lalala lalalala)
[From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/s/system-of-a-down-lyrics/deer-dance-lyrics.... ]
(Lalala lalala lalalala)
Of plastic existence

Pushin' little children
With their fully automatics
They like to push the weak around
Pushin' little children
With their fully automatics
They like to push the weak around

Push the world around

A deer dance, invitation to peace
War starin' you in the face
Dressed in black
With a helmet, fierce
Trained and appropriate for the malcontents
For the disproportioned malcontents
The little boy smiled, it'll all be well
And see the little boy smiled, it'll all be well

Pushin' little children
With their fully automatics
They like to push the weak around

Pushin' little children
With their fully automatics
They like to push the weak around
Pushin' little children
With their fully automatics
They like to push the weak around

Push the weak around
Push the weak around
Push the weak around
They like to push the weak around

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 21:28 | 2830587 Colonel Klink
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I see what you did there.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 01:50 | 2830965 rocker
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Just wait to see what happens in America when they take social security and medicare from those who paid in to it.

Most of these countries in Europe do not have guns like we have here. That's why they have armed guards at the SS office now.

I have even been told they have dudes with riot gear at unemployment offices.  OWS will seem passive if they steal

Social Security from those who earned it. It will be interesting to see, for sure. Yachts, horse dancing and jets for those

who will and can party in Greece, France, Asia, and the Tropics. The rest will be a combat zone. Unbelievable. 

Depression II for sure.  Never thought I would see it here. But hey. We had a ten year war that was never paid for. Check please.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 02:38 | 2830997 mr_T
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I was there last night... Peaceful until they decided to break it up and start firing rubber bullets.

It's all fun and games for the rest of us until the ATM stops working.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 00:29 | 2830905 Freddie
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Oddly the mega libtard union city cups with Dimtard mayors were the biggest skull breakers with OWS like Mayor Daley's Chicago cop thugs in 1968.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:37 | 2829185 Nothing To See Here
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They only protest because of a controversial movie trailer on youtube. Nothing to do with governments.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:49 | 2829238 krispkritter
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Controversial American states she doesn't like OLIVES! Spanish protests begin! Greeks soon to follow!


(Yes, it's silly. But isn't this whole damn thing absurd?)

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 16:45 | 2829512 SmallerGovNow2
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Greece is on deck tomorrow...


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 19:01 | 2830090 permafrost
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Your comment reminded me of this:


Greece and Germany breakup, Spain and Britain watch from the sides.

silly but . . .

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 18:45 | 2830031 FreedomGuy
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Send Hillary and Obama over to apologize for something!

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:53 | 2829251 10mm
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It's called a paycheck so they can continue to yum yum yum.Just go's to show that they will simply adjust or better yet "Comply or Bye".

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:24 | 2829116 john39
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maybe they were offended by the 'innocence of muslims' trailer too...  /s

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 16:20 | 2829354 Urban Redneck
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Impossible, Spain expelled all the Mohammedans on September 11.                    (1609)

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:27 | 2829127 JPM Hater001
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YEs, all this breaking will be hugely stimulative.


I expect full employment by Christmas...of course it will be in a the Army as they go to war with Catalone but hey, potato Potatoe

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 17:04 | 2829636 cossack55
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Even the Romans figured out that you definitely do NOT fuck with the Basques. Spain has not figured that out since 36'.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:54 | 2829258 lolmao500
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You can always hire half the poor to kill the other half.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 19:49 | 2830294 unununium
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jamón +50

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 17:05 | 2829644 Rentier
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Someone at the back of the crowd yell "bear!".

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:09 | 2829027 Let The Wurlitz...
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Wont the ECBs bond buying stop this.


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:29 | 2829141 CPL
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Yes, that bastion of purity and good. The ECB bond, it's done a lot of good.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 16:29 | 2829411 MillionDollarBogus_
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Agreed.  The EU experiment is a huge failure in that they have denied themselves the ability to do what Bernanke and Geitner do - buy endless debt by creating endless money from nothing and forcing interest rates to zero.

Japan has done it successfully for years.

What can go wrong...???


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:10 | 2829030 Dr. Richard Head
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Here is a video of the recent violence http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDcRpCHfRgs&feature=g-all-u


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:15 | 2829069 Vincent Vega
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Shit's gettin' real.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:41 | 2829202 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Tue, 09/25/2012 - 16:56 | 2829577 max2205
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Let the bulls losse in the streets

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 17:44 | 2829825 CrashisOptimistic
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No, it's not.

This is nothing.

Until snipers start putting bullets in the heads of the elites, nothing will change.  Until bullets start generating blood flow, this is just a bunch of people talking loudly in the street.


It doesn't matter if the thought is horrifying or if you advocate it.  It's just factual.  Demonstrations can't change the math.  Bullets can because the math arbiter can be killed.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 19:04 | 2830109 Overfed
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If you wanna see bullets flyin', just wait 'til the EBT and SNAP cards stop workin'. Then it'll be on like Donkey Kong.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:22 | 2829104 Skateboarder
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Coming soon to a locality near you!

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:41 | 2829204 Whalley World
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Bullish Fighting!

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:49 | 2829239 HaroldWang
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Was just getting concerned about this when CNBC reminded me that I should be worried about the "blown call" in last night's game. Now I feel better.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 16:37 | 2829468 CosmicDebris
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(has left the building)

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 19:25 | 2830192 krispkritter
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If you look at the 3rd pic down I think the cops are going to have a hard time putting down any serious rush by protesters.  Once stripped of batons and gear, they're going to get mauled.  I think it's only a matter of time before the protesters resort to the type of violence your vid portrays. Once they cross that line, shit gets really bad for the baton twirlers...


Wed, 09/26/2012 - 02:49 | 2831012 CompassionateFascist
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I don't much blame the baton twirlers. Historically, they are the key to the whole situation. When the military/police split and begin to turn against the regime - and they will - then the revolution/civil war is on. It'll work the same way in Amerikwa. 

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 06:33 | 2831123 swiss chick
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Its the protestors who should be wearing helmets not the frickin cops

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:11 | 2829036 SDRII
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Is that hissing sound deposit flight?

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:11 | 2829041 the not so migh...
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When Spainard turns on Spainard , its bad.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:12 | 2829042 Vincent Vega
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When people have nothing to lose, they lose it. ~Gerald Celente

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:22 | 2829072 DormRoom
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Maslow's Hierarchy of needs.  Without basic essentials (self worth from employment) idealism turns to FIGHT or FLIGHT response.   Those who are left will fight.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 16:11 | 2829321 InconvenientCou...
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According to the Mitt, 47% of the US believes they are entitled to things like food.

You are free to die and before you do, crawl off the sidewalk so the winners can get through.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 22:02 | 2830667 dougngen
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Huffpo misses you

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:12 | 2829045 SocratesZ
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bullish on batons

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