Around 9.30PM, police in riot gear charged, I counted 4 teargas shots for about 600 people, but I was high and drunk.
It was rather peaceful, that's why you can't hear anything about police violence.
They cannot remove people without risking escalation, so they gas, while being booed.
When agro-worker protest, they get beat up, because a few are violent.
When idealists demonstrate, they get roughed up.
I'm pretty sure you can find the feeds though, because we're in constant contact with the spanish and greek teams, try facebook for "democracie
reelle", you can see multiple cameras at any moment filming the general assemblies.
3000 people in Greece, 32000 in Spain, and about 5000 around France sunday.
I went back yesterday and again today after work, about 600 people in Paris.
I couldn't stay in front of la Bastille (even though I was in a suit, alone) because of this movement, the police sweeps the place to constantly
So you go the Opera, you can wait for you friends. But you want to denounce peacefully the hypocrisy of this so-called democracy, you get "removed"
for the public space.
So we ended up a few hundred meters away. Where we don't attract too much attention.
Coquine I'm so sorry you feel this way, finding a job and being able to have a future are completely different.
If you're in your twenties in France, you can have a engineering degree, nobody wants to pay an engineer what he's worth. So you take a waiter gig, so
you can get help for your rent, and not pay taxes.
Still think it's lazyness? The system is absurd.
People are not lazy, they get paid 200€ more than unemployment help so they can lose the rent-help money (APL) and pay taxes ? What would you do ?
Change the system.
Either you know somebody important or you don't. Every mate of mine that got a job after their degrees, got it thanks to their dad's friend, or
I could be building green cities, I'm in damage expertise. Half the pay, half the benefits.
You may have found a way to have a future here, I can't understand how you can still be saying that you deserved it, because you sweat, fought and
wept for it.
It's as if you were saying that everybody has to go through hell in order to get a life-changing opportunity.
I deserved my degrees, I'm pretty sure PitchDragon deserved them too.
How do you think the youth could project or envision anything when society won't project itself more than "the next quarter".
I can make your home water, energy and food-creating. Instead, I make sure insurance companies don't pay too much when buildings burn down...
To the sympathetic people in the US, Netherlands, Peru, wherever, don't wait for a movement to reach your country. Take a public place in your town,
ask for democracy and not oligarchy, ask for social justice, ask for a paradigm change. Inform people. If you're on ATS, you can start by explaining
the financial crisis, it'll get you heard.
Contact the movement here in France or Greece or Spain, as long as you're organizing and debating about real democracy, energy, food quality, central
bankers, and try to change the Industry through civil disobedience, NO VIOLENCE of any kind (stay sober if needed), and NO POLITICAL PARTY TAKEOVER,
the support is guaranteed.
edit on 31-5-2011 by Shinta because: I don't speak the Queen's English