Syntagma Riotcam Resumes Broadcasting From Madrid Where Cops Use Rubber Bullets On Protesters

Tyler Durden's picture

First thing this morning when discussing the upcoming festivities in Europe in the aftermath of Spain's decision to hike sales tax from 18% to 21%, while making sure it is the common people who get hurt in the upcoming bank nationalization in which sub notes and hybrid debt is impaired, largely held by retail investors as the FT showed yesterday, we said that "Spain promised to crush its middle class even more by impairing retail held sub debt and hybrids, while forcing them to pay more taxes, a move which will lead to some spectacular Syntagma Square riotcam moments." Three hours later and the riotcam is now live.

From CNN:

Spanish police used rubber bullets and batons to disperse protesters in central Madrid, witnesses in the city said Wednesday.


Hundreds of people moved quickly out of the area as the police moved in.


Protesters, including a group of miners who have marched on the capital, are demonstrating against Spain's government and the austerity measures it is imposing as it seeks to curb the country's debt crisis.


Madrid's ambulance service said 43 people were injured in clashes at or near the Industry Ministry.


The injured include 26 miners and 12 police, as well as a number of supporters of the miners. Eight are receiving hospital treatment but the injuries are not serious, the ambulance service said.


The clashes came as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced an increase in the sales tax from 18% to 21% and a series of spending cuts, Spanish news agency Efe reported.


Announcing the measures to lawmakers, Rajoy said they would cut the budget by 65 billion euros ($80 billion) over two-and-a-half years, according to Efe.

Actually the only thing the "measures" will lead to, as whoever is the Greek finmin these days can attest to, is precisely the same economic toxic spiral breakdown, where nobody pays taxes, and where daily strikes cripple the economy.

And of course the imminent arrival of Chorizo the riot dog.

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derek_vineyard's picture

Use real bullets...its much more effective

i love cholas's picture

I know you're trying to be funny but sometimes its not funny to always be an AssHat

derek_vineyard's picture

don't take things so seriously.......join the majority and drink the kool-aid---its more fun over here

MillionDollarBoner_'s picture


more like sangria and margeritas...ole ;o)

derek_vineyard's picture

hey, JPM is clawing back those million dollar bonuses......they are a reputable company doing the right thing when they make a trading error--------a 10% clawback is fair punishment, wouldn't you think?

derek_vineyard's picture

 did you see that $3 million yacht that sunk on Lake Tahoe?   ben & co. have expressed interest in buying it for the Fed to expand their balance sheet of distressed assets

MillionDollarBoner_'s picture

unfortunately their entire stash of bullion was lost in the incident...

SemperFord's picture

Speaking of Margaritas, always use silver tequila(not aged) while making them and Costcos "Kirkland" brand silver tequila is well worth it's price! for $19 a bottle and a smooth flavor you can sip it or mix it. 

In a way the Spaniards are lucky...I don't think their goverment has Drones to use on them...yet.

mkhs's picture

Margaritas are so Mexican.

MillionDollarBoner_'s picture

...and Mexicans are soooo Spanish ;o)

imbrbing's picture

And the Spanish are soooo "F"ed


I guess the elation from the Euro Cup championship has worn off. 

Don Diego's picture

Spanish miners,all male with access to heavy tools and explosives use home made bazookas in some riots, hence the heavy hand of the riot police. The bloodied women are (by the looks of them, short hair, dirty, unkept) unemployed extreme left wingers that joined the riot for fun. Well, next time they will join a teachers demonstration instead of a miners.

MillionDollarBoner_'s picture

why the negs? Shotgun cartridges are only 20 pence a go and a 5.56×45mm NATO (official NATO nomenclature 5.56 NATO) is less than 30 pence...

MillionDollarBoner_'s picture

plus, once you get rollin' there will be the bulk-buy discount...all good for bringing down that deficit ;o)

12ToothAssassin's picture

4.5 million rounds of hollow points!

MillionDollarBoner_'s picture

I'll see you and raise you...three aircraft carriers and a false flag "Iranian-backed" incident

azzhatter's picture

I wonder if those jack booted cocksuckers have an orgasm everytime they fire on their fellow citizens. Take those guns down to the banks where they belong

LoneStarHog's picture

I have a reloaded 30-06 with a double charge, a Magnum primer, a 182gr FMJBT, with a small head fracture.  I will give you so that you can show us how it is done.

MillionDollarBoner_'s picture

I got a "small head fracture" once. Now I use lube...

Sudden Debt's picture

That wouldn't be logic!!


EscapeKey's picture

No, but other people can probably be "convinced" to pay more, once they see said dead people.

The They's picture

Exactly! And besides everyone knows that rioting is for poor people...

Taterboy's picture

But they can vote in Chicago.

Bansters-in-my- feces's picture


You obviously have no friends and your mother hates you.

Have a nice day.

Seasmoke's picture


derek_vineyard's picture

look at picture , there is blood

Dr. Richard Head's picture

Here is some good footage of the gestapo against the people. 

Thou shalt not protest, says the State -


Bunga Bunga's picture

Get over it, democracy is just modern marketing of state power.

vast-dom's picture

there will be a lame bowling alley ending...but not in spain....

jus_lite_reading's picture

And it will get bloodier. It's about time the people wake up about the corruption. Spain will end up worse than Greece on the current trajectory if the people don't do something now. The middle classes are the ones who always pay for others mistakes... so if they want change they must hit the evil filth where it hurts... IN THEIR PCOKETS!! 


battle axe's picture

OK, I will take bets on how soon the military is called in...any takers? one week, a month?

rsh00's picture

I'd wager mid-september 2012 is when the looting & burning begins...couple of months into that...and all banks get permanent holidays...

Mitzibitzi's picture

Dunno, what day does the Olympics start? My bet is that something kicks off during the games. Assuming they don't just 'false flag' the entire thing, of course. Be a hell of a casus belli, since you could be sure to kill some folks from just about every country on Earth.

LoneStarHog's picture

Hmmmm...What is the number of firearms per capita? :/

Quintus's picture

Not far off zero guns per capita, I should think.  Like most of Europe, Spain is not an armed society.

Inthemix96's picture

Come on my Spanish brothers, fuck the police.  Get down to your parliament and drag the fuckers into the street and kill them damn politicians.

Then one of you lot can be the new boss and tell the coppers to stand down and behave themselves.  See?  It makes perfect sense.

LULZBank's picture

Does it work in the UK? :)

Hows the SAM's on the rooftops lookin' :)

MillionDollarBoner_'s picture

Why? Is the POTUS arriving by plane?

Inthemix96's picture

Hahaha, lulz, I'm too far away from the cesspit that is London to give two fucks.

I stopped believing we could change anything when I am the only fucker I know who has even a remote idea the mess we are in.

Apathy is a strange and mysterious thing.  I am prepared, the best I can do is look after my own.  I wish I lived amongst some other ZHers though, when the shit does happen.

Sadly I am only one man, and one man changes what?

LULZBank's picture

Feel sorry though, as UK is (was) my adopted home, expat now anyway.

I used to talk about whats coming to my friends and colleagues in London years ago, before any of this even started, early 2000s and they would laugh at me and think Im crazy.

Their perspective was "If you have nothing to hide, why should you worry?"

Whereas I said, the (terrorism) laws are not made for the minorities, the real targets are the locals.

I find it hard to feel sorry for all those fuckers now.

Inthemix96's picture

To right mate, it really is a lovely country, it always was.  But I really am ashamed to admit this, us folk have let far too much bollocks go on here.  I found out three years ago thanks to this fucking place what the score is??????

You're better off away from here lulz, if I had an out I would use it.  You know we cannot even look at cigs anymore, as in they are under cover out of sight, just in case elf n safety or some other bollocks is offended, or a kid sees them??

Beaten down does not describe it mate, not by a long shot.  Then again, there must be more than one of me, fight I will, I have to mate, I have nowhere else to go.  And yes, last point and I'm off (job calls), we all knew what the laws were for, we just found out too late.  Look after yourself, and good luck.


LULZBank's picture

Peace brother.

Dont worry about sheeple, you are only responsible for yourself, your family and people who respect you and listen to you. There can always be a place to go, but home is home. Somebody's gonna defend it!

Look after yourself and good luck to you too.

P.S. Kids can see Jordan tart's boobs but cannot see the cigs! LULZ

Inthemix96's picture


Jordans tits?  No thanks mate, I like em real. :-)