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Riot porn wise, there was some pretty sweet burning and looting outside the NATO summit in Strasbourg recently.
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Saturday, March 14, 2009
Manila, Philippines - Hundreds of students clashed with police outside the U.S. embassy and Filipino Supreme Court, demanding the immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces and expressing rage at the Filipino Government as well. The U.S. military has maintained a presence in the Philippines since 1898.
Another anti-U.S. youth action in Manila got rowdy in June and also involved clashes with police while attempting to storm the embassy.
Friday, March 13, 2009
The same prison was the scene of a mutiny in April last year in which seven warders were held hostage. A riot also broke out at the Qubbah prison in the northern Lebanon city of Tripoli in January with inmates holding two wardens hostage.
Nairobi, Kenya - An anti-police demonstration sparked by the police killings of a student and two human rights activists turned into a riot in the Kenyan capital. Thousands of youth, who have faced a rising tide of police violence in "anti-gang" crackdowns in recent years, built barricades, beat up journalists, pelted police with stones and looted businesses. Witnesses said a rally of about 2,000 students more than doubled in size as slum dwellers, jobless and others joined in.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Dresden, Germany - Anarchists and antifascists broke away from a permitted demonstration of 10,000 to battle police protecting 6,000 Nazis and nationalists gathered to mark the 65th anniversary of the firebombing of Dresden by the U.S. Rage against the fascist presence resulted in two flipped police vehicles and hours of clashes with rocks and other objects hurled at police.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Monterrey, Mexico - In a fourth day of evening-rush-hour street protests against mlitary operations in the region, masked protestors blockaded major streets of this industrial city in northern Mexico and burned a truckload of wooden pallets. The day before, fireworks and molotov cocktails were thrown at police.
Authorities and the media have portrayed demonstrators as tools of the drug cartels, but admit the global economic crisis is a major force behind the unrest. In the past five months, the U.S. consulate and a TV station in Monterrey have been attacked with grenades.
Monday, February 02, 2009
Piraeus, Greece - Hundreds of farmers from the island of Crete battled riot police at the port of Piraeus, near the capital Athens. The farmers arrived on board three ships, bringing 300 pieces of farm equipment such as tractors, which they intended to use to create a convoy to Athens to demand aid from the government. Farm vehicles are barred from the capital's roads, and wound up being used to try to smash through police barricades at the port's gates. Farmers also pelted police with potatoes and struck them with crooks, traditional tools of Greek shepherds.
Thousands of farmers have been protesting across Greece since Jan. 20, blockading the country’s main roads. Most of the blockades were removed last week, although one remains on the border with Bulgaria. Greek farmers’ income has shrunk by almost 24 percent in the last decade, according to their labor union.
On the same day in Athens, about 200 protestors smashed their way into Athens City Hall and interrupted a city council meeting to express displeasure with the felling of trees and destruction of a public park to build a parking garage in the Kypseli neighborhood.
Pecos, Texas - Rioting inmates "heavily damaged" at least one building in a two-day riot, the second such unrest at the Reeves County Detention Center in as many months. The Reeves County Detention Center is run by the Geo Group and houses federal inmates who are being held on immigration charges. Smoke was seen pouring from the prison on Saturday night. "We do not have anything in control," one guard told KVIA-TV, El Paso, Texas. "Everything is out of control."
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Geneva, Switzerland - Demonstrations against the World Economic Forum erupted in street clashes, with youth throwing bottles and fireworks at police.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Paris - A massive protest against president Sarkozy's handling of the financial crisis erupted in rioting, with youths throwing bottles, setting fires and pulling up manhole covers in battles with police. On Thursday, around a million French workers participated in a mass strike called "Black Thursday" which severely disrupted transportation throughout the country and saw massive demonstration in Marseille as well.