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    From a New Zealand paper!

    London riot: Protesters pelt police with bottles, petrol bombs


    A furious mob has lit bonfires and hurled petrol bombs at officers in Dalston, east London, after a protest over the death of a black father 'who was wrestled to the ground by police' turned violent.

    Earlier today (UK time), demonstrators barricaded part of Kingsland Road - close to where Rashan Charles died last week - with wheelie bins, mattresses and household debris.

    Dramatic footage showed more than a dozen officers retreating from protesters who launched objects at them.

    The violence has drawn parallels with the London riots in 2011, which were sparked by the police shooting of 29-year-old Mark Duggan in Tottenham.

    And as night descended, worrying videos showed youths setting fire to mattresses in the middle of the road and pelting police vans with objects.






    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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    A few people protesting after a suspect died during an arrest hardly compares to :

    PARIS RIOTS MAPPED: Violence spreads to 20 areas including Lile and Rouen | World | News | Express.co.uk

    Police have been targeted with molotov cocktails, filmed being chased with cars, hit with steel poles, shot at, and even targeted using heavy metal balls from the French game Petanque. One person is even accused of using a gun, and has been charged with gunfire and voluntary violence.

    Armed officers have taken to the streets in their hundreds and were forced to fire live rounds of bullets and used tear gas to disperse the rioters.

    Chaos erupted after it emerged police anally raped a young black man named Theo with a baton.
    From a British paper

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    G20 protests: Police, demonstrators clash in Germany - CNN.com

    At least 76 officers were hurt, including oner who had a serious eye injury after a firework went off nearby, Hamburg police said. It was unclear whether that figure included two officers whose sight was affected by someone pointing a laser at their helicopter.
    From an American news outlet.


    lets not start on the Greeks or Spanish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    lets not start on the Greeks or Spanish.
    No, that's Merkel and the IMF's job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _V_ View Post
    No, that's Merkel and the IMF's job.
    Speaking of Spain

    Spanish economy back to pre-crisis size


    Well that's not embarrassing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Speaking of Spain

    Spanish economy back to pre-crisis size


    Well that's not embarrassing...
    Bailout money and house price growth all added into the GDP figures. Unemployment of over 17% even now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _V_ View Post
    Unemployment of over 17% even now.
    I'm pretty certain the Tories would jump in with both feet if they thought having 17% unemployment meant 3% growth
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    The growth in Spain is good news, house prices are substantially lower than they were pre crisis, and the last bail out was 5 years ago, so evidently the GDP is due to Spanish industry, which is really storming ahead, helped by being in the Euro zone and having access to capital with low interest rates, whilst at the same time keeping a lid on property prices. In the last three years unemployment has dropped like a stone from 25%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    No doubt he 'didn do nuffink'

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Looks just like an average night out in Bristol to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    No doubt he 'didn do nuffink'
    Indeed. The police were carrying the drugs and forced him to eat them.

    Can't we just shoot all those involved? At least until the inquest.

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