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Economy Slumps, but It's a Bull Market for Protesters

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posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 10:55 AM
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Economy Slumps, but It's a Bull Market for Protesters


www.nytimes.com

STRASBOURG — Galvanized by an economic crisis, demonstrators are once again targeting international summit meetings, bringing violent protest politics back to Europe this week after a lull that lasted most of this decade.

Europeans who remember the street clashes that marred high-level meetings in 2000 and 2001 are getting a vivid reminder of the way that populist anger can boil over into ugly demonstrations against institutions symbolic of the excesses of greed and power.
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posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 10:55 AM
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Of course the mainstream media is, for the most part, downplaying the protests, and cheer leading Obama on his European tour.

The police lobbed tear gas and rubber bullets at the anti-war demonstrators. Hundreds of arrests have reportedly been made.










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[edit on 4-4-2009 by milesp]



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