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Protesters Surround Congress in Madrid and Demand Immdeidate Resignation of Government

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posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 11:34 PM
It's coming.

posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 12:12 AM
if this happens here it'll be because people want the government to do more, and not because they want the government to step down.

our population is an idiocracy

posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 12:20 AM
Could this even be done in America or would the police use military force?

Ive seen numerous videos with them using sonic weapons and other stuff to break up demonstrations. Anyway, found some videos on youtube from whats going on in Spain.

First video shows a cop getting drop kicked at 1:20..

I love videos such as these because they show how brave the people are. They are fighting unarmed in t-shirts agains cops in riot gear with batons. Would you?

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posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 12:44 AM
doesnt matter if it was broadcasted in new york times square, no one would even notice with faces shoved in facebook all day and the ones that didn notice wouldnt do crap anyways accept sit around peacefully, yah that will work, oh and i know there are tons of examples where peaceful w/e can win the fact of the matter is we arent dealing with the same people anymore, you want this country back you will have to fight and probably die, or just shut the f up and deal like everyone else has in 230+ years

posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 12:52 AM
After some reflection on Spain of which I've had the pleasure to visit twice; once to visit a friend, the other a personal journey, I began to remember my thoughts on the 'situation'. I travelled the country with a Eurorail pass and couldn't help but notice how So Many folks were crammed into cities in multi-level high rises in tiny little apartments like a school of sardines in a bowl gasping por fresca aire. It was amazing to see how many people were dependent on the euro (fiat), the grocery store, the crammed medical clinics and schools and a means of social security. I wondered what would happen when the currency took a dive and credit dried up.

I began to get an overwhelming feeling (2006 visit), I believe, that the people were being set up for the fall and were 'trapped' where the tower that be authority folk had them where they could control them for some day in the future. Even then inflation was a ticking time bomb as was in the US as with All fiat debt based currencies are designed to be. Printing fiat currencies without any asset to back it, coupled with the ease of credit for loans that could never be repaid in an inflationary environment, was a ticking time bomb waiting to go off.

My ladyfriend and our friends (a couple) from Badelona, Spain, a satellite city of Barcelona near Sitges beach
went for a drive throughout the country and was able to do some hiking exploring the Mountains of Montserrat I had a great view of the land and could see for many miles. I was amazed how much land was unused. Sure it was gorgeous though it seemed barren in many areas. The trip before this one, a few years earlier (1997) I toured the country via eurorail and had a great chance to circumnavigate Spain from San Sebastian to La Coruna through Portugal to Madrid, Seville/Cordoba etc. and was amazed at how much open land there was though the cities were packed with people struggling to survive on the dole-ar.

It seems as if the govt. and multinational corporations had acquired the land and the people were left in the cities to 'get by'. What would happen if the land were to be returned to the families. Would they not be self sufficient communities as they were for hundreds if not thousands of years with barter between villages the medium of that Xchange and various denominations of gold/silver to settle uneven barters? Would they not have much more free time to themselves and be able to breathe and live in nature with some peace and satisfaction? They would if they could I suppose.

Anyhow, reminds me of 'Agenda 21' here in the US. Long topics though thought I'd chime in. Love Spain and it's people. It's a shame they have to suffer the mistakes? of a few tower that be figures. I believe it's time they take their country back. It won't be easy though they don't have a choice. L8ter.
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posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 12:58 AM
reply to post by ~widowmaker~

Apathy. I had that for quite a while myself. And I still get it sometimes.

But I realized its by design. You are being programmed to feel that way. So you sit here on ATS making posts and dont go out and make a difference.

posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 01:17 AM

Originally posted by HiGilgamesh
You can tell the non-fluoride folk/countries ey

I want to give you two stars for this one. I'm sorry that only one will do.

Keep an eye on Russian News...because the US media sure won't report any major American revolts.

posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 01:18 AM
some more info


The police have made a 3 phased filter surrounding the Spanish congress. They have literally thousands of uniformed police in the capital on high alert. The news is virtually blinded as to what is really happening there now as we speak. We will have to wait until tomorrow and the days after to see what transpires.

What is being reported is the amount of beefed up security the capital is under. The exact security measures are being hidden, but what is visible is the amount of fences, checkpoints, and patrols. There are walls of uniforms in front of walls of barbed wire and riot gear.

Undercover police and intelligence personnel are already among the crowds, they have been saying that their presence would not be noticed, but that they would not allow a protest of this size to go unchecked by them.

It is uncertain as to when the massive demonstrations will end, but the many smaller ones seem to be picking up momentum as frustrations rise.

MADRID (Reuters) - The House of Representatives is shielded on Tuesday with more than a thousand police to what is expected in a massive protest against the cuts imposed by the Government and aims to encircle the lower house.

The austerity measures designed by the executive branch led by Mariano Rajoy to reduce by 65,000 billion the budget deficit for 2014 have caused numerous demonstrations-both spontaneous and organized - in Spain.

This Tuesdays event, called "Occupy Congress," is called by the coordinator 25-S, which includes many groups as part of the citizen movement as a unified "outraged" 15-M.

"Congress is inviolable and the deliberations of the members can not be interrupted or pressured by outside forces," Jesus Posadas,the president of the lower house, said on Monday to reporters , .

"I hope you have a situation where we can talk about normality," Posadas said noting that no orders had been given to special deputies for building access.

In the vicinity of Congress 1,300 police "in Madrid and beyond", said José María Benito, spokesman for the Unified Police Union (SUP) was quoted by Radio Nacional of Spain. The figure could not be confirmed by government officials.

Police set up a system of three filters in order to prevent access of demonstrators to anyone outside Congress, including (ID) registration.

The city of Madrid is being disrupted during the day due to citizen protest marches called "surrounding the Congress." At 12 am they start concentrations at two different points. The first is in the Plaza of Spain, while the second is in the gazebo of Charles V, in Atocha. There could be at first traffic complications, so security officers will be watching for any possible contingency.

After gathering all the people, it is expected that about 2 pm will begin a series of events including communal foods, where attendees will be informed of the role of these concentrations. Initially, these acts being performed in pedestrian areas. It will be at 5.30 pm when the demonstrations start moving, to Gran Vía, Callao, Sol, Cibeles and Neptune. About four hours later is scheduled in the Paseo del Prado,to hold a Permanent General Assembly , since this action was not authorized to take place opposite the Congress of Deputies.

Although all the marches and other acts are expected to be conducted in pedestrian areas, is practically a fact that they will affect traffic Madrid. In fact, this possibility, the EMT (Municipal Transport Company) announced that it will alter 33 bus lines between 17.30 and 22.00 on route

Operation "adecuado"(adequate)
The operation will be "adequate" to meet any eventuality in a "situation that is expected to be complicated," said a spokesman for the central government representatives in Madrid, citing the company Cristina Cifuentes.

The protest in the House will start at 18.00, according to information provided by the 25-S movement in social networks, but will hold various events throughout the day.

Both the ruling Popular Party and the opposition Socialist Party rejected the call to fill the Congress, which would not be permited media coverage, the opposite happens with five other protests that will come from various parts of the Spanish capital to Congress.

The State Security Forces have begun to strengthen their presence in the main scene of the protest during Monday night.

Access to the Congress remains in police custody and measured by a fenced since July, when there were several public protests against austerity measures, which involved cuts to the pillars of state welfare such as health or education, reductions in the salaries of public workers and tax increases.

Eight activists who participated in the preparatory meetings for the march have been charged for an alleged crime "against the nation's top agencies."
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posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 01:24 AM
Oh what the heck...

reply to post by Ancient Champion

Hey It's not my fault US media is poop, and has gone to poop. You upset someone is bashing the US? Well crying at the messenger isn't going to fix it. I'm willy sowwy if me pointing out the truth about US media vs RT upsets you. You're a winner and gosh darn it people like you. usa #1, usa usa usa! Hope you feel better now.

In America they'd have shut these protests down with extreme prejudice. Not having a permit to protest and all, since it's a right in the Bill of Rights, however you need a permit so that the corporate/gov thugs can "keep the protesters safe". LOL Better get that permit to exercise your right.

And the american, "fair and balanced", "unbiased" media would be all over demonizing the protesters from the start. Just as we saw with the OWS here.

Gotta keep the serfs in line. Now get back to work, we need your tax money to pay the bankers back.

It's nice to see people standing up against the global banking cartels armed goon squads. It's nice to see people protesting the global banking cartels appointed leaders of the serfs. Power to the people not the banks.

posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 01:24 AM
Many of us here in Germany watched the demonstration in Madrid via internet livestream and the information by german official television about that was more than poor. They first talked about 3000 political left protesters and later, they stopped all reporting and showed sad kids as victims of the war in syria. There is a law here, that we all have to pay monthly for official german television and they take the money only to manipulate us. So we started a big #storm on facebook against and it was impressive, how many people here are realizing the truth about MSM. First demonstrations against official tv are planned.

posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 01:39 AM
reply to post by TomKnox

yeah, since august there was a confirmed number of attendees that would be in the neighborhood of 25000, for the main protest. There are many smaller protests all around the capital which yesterday joined the main one where they could. That is not counting on people who live there and join them as they walked from place to place, or jumped in for a few hours.

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posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 01:49 AM
Barcelona braces for million-strong march for Catalan independence

The Guardian article from 9-11-12

Catalans try to organize 1 million strong protest for independence.. feel they pay more than fair share
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posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 02:19 AM
reply to post by 4chi11e

"The United Republics of Spain."
The United for defense only as the Republics could manage themselves much more efficiently and economically.
All fraudulant central bank debt Null and Void.
All 'state' assets, including all that unused/barren land returned to the respective Republics Of the people, For the people.
It's fiat bank (debt) notes and written laws signed in unlawful conspiratorial collusion is just paper anyhow; certainly Not set in stone for it would/could/should never stand the test of time. Fraud never does.
No real loss but a gain of freedom from socialist fascism.
Looks like 99.5 vs. .05.
Why not?

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posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 02:45 AM
reply to post by Bluemoonsine

too bad a civil war has to come before the republic everyone cries out for. Spain will be torn apart and leveled before the republican flag flies in Madrid, over a shattered capital.

posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 02:58 AM
In a couple of the photos, close up of the cops abusing people with great big grins on their faces. Just loving it.

posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 04:56 AM
reply to post by notquiteright

Don't know if i've missed it, but the UK MSN doesn't seem to be running this story.

If this were a pro-establishment agenda protest, such as in Libya i'm sure it'd be a headline, so there's credence to the theory that this is something the establishment truly fear.

posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 05:03 AM
So the spanish police are using the same tactics as the canadian police. Agents under cover start the violence and then it all kicks off. This must be a tactic that is used world wide. People peacefully protest and those who we employ to protect us. Start to attack us. Elected officals working for the people? This is a complete farce, Democracy? Of course they will blame the people every time. When in reality its the govts that are a bunch of thieving lying slobs.
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posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 05:21 AM
reply to post by MrWendal

I gotta say at least the Spaniards are going out to get the job done.

The rest of us just sit at our computers and moan on sites like ATS.

IMO this should be going on in a lot more Countries.... London, England for one.

posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 05:28 AM
reply to post by Bodhi911

What disturbs me about that video are the 'paparazzi' taking pictures of those being arrested like they were!

Just... unbelievable.

posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 06:20 AM
I was watching this unfolding last night, and I saw some interesting things from the BBC.

First of all, they changed the photo in the piece after an hour. Originally they had a photo of a Spanish riot cop beading a kid on the ground, the kid was trying to protect themselves.

Then when I went back, they'd changed the photo to show a riot cop chasing two men down a street.

I'm not aware of why they would change the images to go along with a story, unless they intended to change the narrative. Is it perhaps better that they don't show a rot cop being physically violent toward an unarmed and incapacitated kid? Are they intending to hide the truth of what was happening?

Also interesting, I watched their little video on it this morning, with a commentator speaking over it suggesting that the Spanish riot police were in control, well prepared and organized. They've now changed the video again, back to the one they had yesterday.

The speaker suggests that police targeted "ring leaders" - which is an emotive word with negative connotations. The person then suggests that the aim of the protesters was to "surround the parliament building" - again, this is suggesting that this was a direct threatening action toward the government, not a protest.

It's quite amusing, because plenty of the scenes I have seen show the police as out of control. At one point they were surrounded by the crowds and had to fight their way out. There are plenty of images of police beating people. There's one moment where a riot cop tries to attack someone, but he's separated from his colleagues and several members of the crowd attack him, kicking him and shoving him over. There's another moment where police charge the crowd, causing a crush and trampling - these people are not in control, they have no clue of crowd management and it's amazing that no one was killed as a result of their stupidity.

This was far from "under control". The BBC is once again BS - ing it's way through a report on a protest to give support to the thug police and a corrupt government.

P.S. This is coming to capitals all over Europe soon. Greece has a general strike today, with protests in Athens expected. London is facing massive protests in October and November too.

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