Thursday, November 15
Europe Austerity Protests: police beat and arrest Europeans citizens
The European Day of Action and Solidarity on 14 November, organised by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), resulted in a strong mobilisation across Europe. Hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated in a large number of European cities against the brutality of austerity measures.
ETUC General Secretary Bernadette Ségol commented:
"Europe’s leaders should recognize the full magnitude of yesterday’s European mobilization Some 50 trade union organisations from 28 countries participated actively in this day of action. It is impossible to pursue the path of austerity, which is a total failure. According to a recent report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the austerity measures implemented in Greece are leading to violations of fundamental rights. We need to change course immediately. The social situation is urgent."
Source: European Trade Union Confederation ETUC.
It is appalling that the police has beaten and arrested citizens during the protests and that the answer of the European governments is that they cannot do anything.
There are people committing suicide because they don't see a way out and numerous people don't see their future.
The mainstream media is reporting the violence against unionists, activists and supporters as if it it was nothing exceptional.
When governments treat their own citizens this way one has to stop and think what is going on.
There is something very evil behind it all. I didn't receive the memo.
All I know is that the money is in the account of few and it is a lot of money.