Spain Protesters Fired Upon As Thousands Surround Madrid Congress

35566_320x0

Thousands of protestors gathering outside the Spanish parliament to protest austerity measures met with cops firing rubber bullets and tear gas.

Police Viciously Beating Peaceful Protestors:
Spain is currently on the brink of civil war with the Military threatening treason as the Catalonia is set to hold a vote to secede from Spain to escape having to suffer harsh austerity measures to pay for a banker bailout.

On Instagram I just shared the following photos (via amnesia_05)

This was immediately followed by a twitter follower pointing out these protestors are now being fired upon with absolutely no coverage from western media.

And an article from RT complete with photos.

‘Democracy kidnapped!’ Madrid police fire rubber bullets as thousands surround Spanish Congress

Police charge demonstrators outside the the Spanish parliament in Madrid

RT – Skirmishes continue between protesters and riot police in Madrid, with cops firing rubber bullets and tear gas at the crowd. Fourteen people have been injured and 22 arrested, local media report.

Madrid emergency services have confirmed that at least 14 people, including three policemen, have been injured in clashes between police and protesters. One of the wounded is believed to be in critical condition, according to local news.

Riot Police belted protesters, dragging some them by the arms and legs, who had tried to get through police lines. An uneasy order was restored and police have brought in reinforcements and have begun to try and disperse the crowd.

Thousands of activists have congregated in Madrid’s Plaza de Neptune, 100 meters from the Congress building, to protest Spanish austerity measures.

The demonstrators pledged to march around the building, and called for new elections. Metal barriers have been placed around the building to block access from every possible direction.

Demonstrators waved banners with the slogan ‘No’ written on them, in reference to the austerity policies of the Spanish government.

Protesters said that today is a key day to level criticism against politicians and the Spanish government. The city stationed armored police vehicles bumper-to-bumper around the parliament building, and announced that around 1,300 police would be deployed to counter the protesters.

Police charge at demonstrators outside the the Spanish parliament in Madrid
Reuters/Paul Hanna

A demonstrator struggles with Spanish National Police riot officers outside the the Spanish parliament in Madrid
Reuters/Paul Hanna
Riot police clash with protesters close to Spain's Parliament during a demostration in Madrid
Reuters/Paul Hanna

Riot police clash with protesters close to Spain's Parliament during a demostration in Madrid
Reuters/Andrea Comas

A policeman clubs a protester after police charged demonstrators outside the the Spanish parliament in Madrid
Reuters/Paul Hanna

The organizers of the protest dubbed their movement ‘Surround Congress,’ and expressed hopes that thousands would turn out. The protestors called themselves ‘indignants’ and claimed that their democracy had been ‘kidnapped,’ calling for new elections and rallies against the austerity measures enacted by Mariano Rajoy’s government.

Some 200 demonstrators gathered near the city’s main railway station chanting “Rescue democracy,” and “This is not a crisis, it’s a swindle.”


Reuters/Susana Vera

Spanish riot police push demonstrators onto floor outside parliament in Madrid

Reuters/Susana Vera

Carmen Rivero – a 40-year old photographer who travelled overnight by bus from the southern city of Granada – said, “We think this is an illegal government. We want the parliament to be dissolved, a referendum and a constituent assembly so that the people can have a say in everything.”

Another 100 protesters were scattered across the city’s main square, the Plaza de Espana.

“This is not a real democracy. This is a democracy kidnapped by the parties in collaboration with the economic powers and the people have no say in it,” said Romula Barnares, a 40-year-old artist wearing sunglasses with a dollar sign on one lens and a euro sign on another.

SPAIN-FINANCE-PUBLIC-DEBT-DEMO

AFP Photo/Pierre-Philippe Marcou

SPAIN-FINANCE-PUBLIC-DEBT-DEMO

AFP Photo/Pierre-Philippe Marcou

SPAIN-FINANCE-PUBLIC-DEBT-DEMO

AFP Photo/Pierre-Philippe Marcou

protestors-gather-parliament-demonstration-423

Protestors gather close to Spain’s Parliament ahead of a demonstration in Madrid September 25, 2012. (Screenshots from AP video)
But Miguel-anxo Murado, a journalist and writer, told RT that he thought their demands are too vague and that they would not be successful, “it seems that they are back with the same very vague and ambitious platform and in-fact they have been over shadowed by a different constitutional challenge, which is for the independence movement in Catalonia, which is more likely to change the constitution, although in a different way, so I’m afraid they will probably not have a huge success today.”

Spain is in the middle of its second recession in two years, and faces a 25 percent unemployment rate.

september-891

Madrid, September 25, 2012. (Screenshots from AP video)
Madrid introduced the controversial austerity measures in a gesture meant to show that it intends to fix its debt and budgetary shortfalls. The European Central Bank granted Spain a 100 billion euro rescue loan for its banks, but the country has not decided whether to seek another bailout.

Europe’s financial leaders are pleading for Spain to reduce volatility in its markets by deciding whether or not to request the second loan.

During a September 15 protest, waves of some 50,000 anti-austerity demonstrators converged in downtown Madrid, blowing whistles and hoisting banners that read, “They are destroying the country, we must stop them.” Representatives from over 230 civic and professional organizations also turned out amid cries of “lies,” and “enough.”

protestors-gather-parliament-demonstration-877
Protestors gather close to Spain’s Parliament ahead of a demonstration in Madrid September 25, 2012. (Image from twitter user @sofalizacion)

september-692

Madrid, September 25, 2012. (Screenshots from AP video)

People gather at the Plaza Espana square before taking part in a demonstration organized by “indignant” protesters to decry an economic crisis they say has “kidnapped” democracy, on September 25, 2012 in Madrid. (AFP Photo / Dominique Faget)

SPAIN-FINANCE-PUBLIC-DEBT-DEMO

A man holds a placard reading “Spain on sale” during a demonstration by Spain’s “indignant” protesters to decry an economic crisis they say has “kidnapped” democracy, on September 25, 2012 in Madrid. (AFP Photo / Dominique Faget)

Protestors gather close to Spain's Parliament ahead of a demonstration in Madrid

Protestors gather close to Spain’s Parliament ahead of a demonstration in Madrid September 25, 2012. (Reuters / Andrea Comas)

Stay up to date with the latest news:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/kr3at
Facebook: http://facebook.com/alexhiggins732
LIVE TV And Videos: Higgins TV
Website: The Alexander Higgins Blog
Headlines: Real-time News Headlines

Categories: POLICE STATE

Comments

  1. Catalina
    Catalina 28 June, 2015, 16:02

    Why publish this now? It’s from 2012 …

    Reply this comment
    • Higgins News Network
      Higgins News Network Author 30 June, 2015, 00:13

      The site was lost and were rebuilding the original content (see About page) including publishing new content which is going well so far. Check out the featured articles on TPP, Santa Barbara Oil Spill and Download Free Books articles. Sorry about the confusion, this is a very difficult task and were putting in at least 20 hours a week and it’s A TON of manual work. Interesting thing, it’s pretty informative from a historical view. So much of history they want to destroy so we forget. And when we forget, all is lost so that’s why were doing this and more. Check back soon and thanks for your honest comment.

      Reply this comment

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*