Greek-inspired protests spread against Europe

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Greek-inspired protests spread across Europe

By PAUL HAVEN, Associated Press Writer – Thu Dec 11, 4:54 pm ET


MADRID, Spain – The unrest that has gripped Greece is spilling over into the rest of Europe, raising concerns the clashes could be a trigger for opponents of globalization, disaffected youth and others outraged by the continent's economic turmoil and soaring unemployment.

Protesters in Spain, Denmark and Italy smashed shop windows, pelted police with bottles and attacked banks this week, while in France, cars were set ablaze Thursday outside the Greek consulate in Bordeaux, where protesters scrawled graffiti warning about a looming "insurrection."

At least some of the protests were organized over the Internet, showing how quickly the message of discontent can be spread, particularly among tech-savvy youth. One Web site Greek protesters used to update each other on the locations of clashes asserted there have been sympathy protests in nearly 20 countries.

More demonstrations were set for Friday in Italy, France and Germany.

Still, the clashes have been isolated so far, and nothing like the scope of the chaos in Greece, which was triggered by the police killing of a teenager on Saturday and has ballooned into nightly scenes of burning street barricades, looted stores and overturned cars.

Nevertheless, authorities in Europe worry conditions are ripe for the contagion to spread...
full story at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081211/ap_on_re_eu/eu_europe_unrest_6
 
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Wouldnt happen in good old Blighty what!
 
#3
shit happenes, it's probably a healthy thing in a way.
 
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Greece has racked up an impressive amount of debt for such a small country, will it be able to pay the interest. A strong euro can't be helping things. Those mistaken people who think we should join the euro should check out Spain, Italy Greece and realise that one size does not fit all and could yet end up in the break up of the eurozone.

Ireland I hope you are watching!

Go Irish democracy.........
 
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This (at least in Denmark) has got feck all to do with the economic crisis! It's just the usual bunch of leftist/anarchist scum using any excuse for a riot.

They're all ******* and should be forced to go on a 14 day beach holiday to Antartica wearing speedos and nothing else (not even flip flops!).
 

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