I have been there an hour ago and explosions, smoke,people running and screaming, molotovs cocktails police and riots were occuring in Madrid center.
Some photos right here…
Over 140 people arrested, dozens injured in Spain as mass protests sweep across Europe
Over 140 people have been arrested and 74 injured, including 43 police officers, as Spanish police react swiftly to reports of property damage and disorderly behavior while mass protests that began in Spain continue to roll out across the EU.
A wave of anti-austerity anger is sweeping across Europe. Spain and Portugal are undergoing general strikes, whereas Greece and Italy are seeing many walkouts.
In Spain – the fourth-biggest eurozone economy, yet with one in four workers unemployed – activists and unions have staged an evening rally outside the parliament in the capital, Madrid.
Police have reportedly fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters in Barcelona and Madrid.
SMOKE RISING FROM MADRID CENTER…
Massive anti-austerity protest floods Madrid
Protesters on Wednesday flooded Madrid in a massive show of force against biting austerity policies, capping a Europe-wide day of strikes and protests.
Activists, chanting, whistling and setting off firecrackers, swamped a stretch of about two kilometres (more than a mile) of a broad avenue from the main Atocha railway station to the symbolic Plaza de Colon square.
Many tens of thousands of people joined the rally in the Spanish capital, swarming around the main squares, where red-and-white union banners were strung up declaring: “They are taking away our future.”
Strikes are now becoming an almost everyday feature of life in Europe – total breakdown of confidence in society.
Today Nigel Farage spoke with King World News about his single greatest fear. Farage, MEP (Member European Parliament), also spoke with King World News about the ongoing chaos which is taking place in Europe. But first, here is what Farage had to say about the increasing unrest in the eurozone: “Strikes, strikes, strikes. Lots and lots of strikes and demonstrations. Big strikes today, all across the Mediterranean, but they are now beginning to permeate northwards. In fact, there has been a very major strike in Belgium today.”
Nigel Farage continues:
“I was actually due to go to the European Parliament today but couldn’t get there. No planes, no trains. Ostensibly the strikes are about protests to government austerity. Strikes are now becoming an almost everyday feature of life in Europe.
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