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Thousands of "Blockupy" protesters gathered in Frankfurt on Friday, surrounding the European Central Bank to air their concerns about euro-crisis policies. Both the banks and police were reportedly well-prepared for the anti-capitalist demonstration.
The demonstration in Germany coincides with the 15th anniversary of the European Central Bank (ECB) and will be followed later Saturday by similar rallies in both recession-hit Spain and Portugal.
"We would clearly like to say that the policies of the European Central Bank and the troika ... are not the solution," said Roland Suss, a spokesman for the Blockupy movement which organised the demonstration in Germany.
The troika of international lenders -- the International Monetary Fund, the European Union and the European Central Bank -- have imposed strict conditions on countries such as Greece and Portugal in exchange for bailout funds.
In Lisbon, demonstrators are symbolically set to march to the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) representational office.
"This time, there won't only be Portugal pounding the pavement, but all the people in Europe will demonstrate against the austerity recipe," Portugal's "Que se lixe la troika" (Screw the Troika) movement said in a statement. Rallies are also expected in 17 other Portuguese cities.
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Originally posted by mc4denmark
It is such a beautiful thing to see, I am sure the people will win this war to. Time and time again the tyrants tries to hold us down, but they will never succeed.
Originally posted by Rocker2013
The people are now slaves, on the whole, for a global elite who just seem to keep getting richer and richer no matter how much we are all told the economy is in decline and we all have to earn less, pay more, buy more, give more, make do, suffer, struggle... and THEIR pay just keeps rising, their control grows, their power increases!