Saturday, October 15, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Protests Get Violent and Global

Vandalism erupted in Rome on Saturday, October 15, as protesters took to the streets to speak out against corruption. Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Rome as part of a global day of protests.

The Occupy Wall Street protests have gone global, viral and violent.  Today in Rome, violence erupted as people burned cars and set off explosions.  The world has spoken on the issue of corporate corruption and the hoarding of wealth while workers and the poor continue to suffer.  CNN says it like this:

Thousands of people across the world railed against corporate power, grinding poverty, and government cuts Saturday as the Occupy Wall Street movement spread to the streets of Europe, Asia and Australia -- and took a particularly violent turn in Rome.

Firefighters battled a blaze at an Interior Ministry building near Porta San Giovanni in Rome, the main gathering site of the Italian protesters taking part in the Occupy movement Saturday, said eyewitnesses who reported seeing a Molotov cocktail thrown near the building. Police said hundreds of anarchists confronting peaceful protesters in Rome where demonstrators had gathered as part of the global Occupy movement.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

it had to come to this. im happy its gone Global.