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Anti-austerity demonstrators occupy Madrid's central Sol plaza for three days to mark the one-year anniversary of their protest movement against government spending cuts, economic inequality and sky-high unemployment.
In Madrid we were allow only to stay in the streets till 22h, now it's over 22h, police is confused :-) the square is ours #12M15M
Originally posted by BIHOTZ
Don't get too happy. It is about as useful as OWS. Just makes an impending martial law more a reality.
There is a truth to it.. yet they get lost in communist aspirations like the rest . Useful idiots.
3pm: In NYC, march to save Wyckoff Hospital from austerity leaving now. Watch on livestream here. Assembly beginning in Barcelona. Police still trying to clear Occupy London.
2:50pm: Protests planned in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, and at least ten other cities in Brazil. For more, follow @OccupyBrazil or @OcupaSalvador.
2:30pm: 12-3 arrests at Occupy London; 19 people sitting at the Royal Exchange refusing to move. via @OccupyLondon: Report from the scene: "We've formed a chain. Police are punching people." We have observers there, could do with more.
2:15pm: Organizers estimate Barcelona crowds at 250,000+ and growing. 75,000 reporterd in Zaragoza. Outside Spain, thousands also gathered in Moscow, London, Brussels, and in hundreds of other cities.
2:10pm: Protests underway in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and at least six other cities in Israel. Estimates put numbers around 30,000. Follow @J14enh for English or @J14ar for Arabic. Meanwhile, Bahraini demonstrators are being attacked and tear-gased by riot police.
2pm: Arrests happening in London!
1:30pm: London occupation of Bank of England declared illegal; currently holding an assembly to decide next steps.
1:20pm: Crowds at Puerta del Sol in Madrid (and in 80 cities and towns across Spain alone) are huge and growing by the minute. In Madrid, four marches from north, south, east, and west are marching through neighborhoods on their way to Sol. Police are being aggressive toward Occupiers at Bank of England in London, where protesters are dancing in the street. Protests are also starting in the next few hours throughout the Americas. The indignad@s in Bogotá, Columbia will gather at Parque Nacional at 5pm NY time. Follow @indignateco.
Originally posted by Kali74
@OccupyLondon: Report from the scene: "We've formed a chain. Police are punching people." We have observers there, could do with more.