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Desperate times call for desperate measures and people are definitely getting more desperate...things are going to get worse
Specialist police and fire services are at Ford open prison near Arundel, West Sussex, after a riot broke out, the Prison Service has confirmed.
The Ministry of Justice said around 40 prisoners began smashing windows and setting fires in some buildings.
Prison service staff were forced to retreat but there have been no reports of any injuries to staff or inmates. Police have formed a cordon around the area where the trouble took place, while smoke can still be seen.
A leading Russian human rights activist has complained about the arrest of more than 120 people at opposition rallies in Moscow and St Petersburg.
Lyudmila Alexeyeva said there was no point obtaining permission to protest if people were detained regardless. Opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was among those detained during the rallies on New Year's Eve.
The authorities said those arrested in Moscow were going to another, unauthorised demonstration. Police in Moscow detained 68 people, while more than 50 were arrested at the St Petersburg demonstration, which did not have a permit.
Originally posted by Mythkiller
People who have lost everything, have nothing to lose and will then lose it altogether...the water is getting hot in the pot
ALGIERS, Algeria – Two demonstrators died in spreading unrest over rising food prices in this North African nation, the interior minister said Saturday. The deaths were the first reported in the four days of unrest sweeping the cities of Algeria, where a brutal Islamist insurgency raged for decades. At least 300 police officers and some 100 demonstrators have also been injured since Wednesday when youths began rioting over rising prices of staples like sugar, Interior Minister Dahou Ould Kablia said on national radio.
At least 35 people are said to have died in violent unrest in Tunisia, according to the International Federation of Human Rights Leagues, based in Paris.
The authorities have said only 14 people were killed in protests over unemployment at the weekend. Unconfirmed reports suggest at least 50 were killed in Kasserine in three days.
On Monday, the government ordered all schools and universities to be indefinitely closed over the protests.