` Spain's `March's for Dignity ' ends with 29 arrested and 101 Injured between Protesters and Police '

#AceWorldNews – MADRID – 23 March – Protesters clashed with police in Madrid as thousands of people trekked across Spain to protest austerity which they claim is destroying their country. Under the banner “no more cuts!” the protesters called for an end to the government’s “empty promises.”

Police arrested at least 29 protesters following the clashes which took place after the march. According to emergency service, 101 people were injured – 67 of them police, El Mundo newspaper reports.

Protesters were seen throwing stones and firecrackers at police. According to witnesses, officers used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.

Clashes broke out during a final speech at the demonstration when protesters tried to break through a police barrier. Riot police took charge by beating protesters with batons, AP reported.

“The mass rally was coming to an an end when reportedly a group of younger protesters, who had masks on their faces, started throwing rocks at the police. Police tried to push them away from the parameter that they organized around this area,” RT’s Egor Piskunov reported from the Spanish capital.http://on.rt.com/vzw2fe

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#AceNewsservices says Huffpost and Mehdi’s Morning asked this…

#AceNewsservices says Huffpost and Mehdi’s Morning asked this question today? Well leave a comment and let me know your views and l will create a post and promote your news and views?


From the FT’s splash:

“The Environment Agency has endured ‘massive’ cuts to its budget since the Cameron government came to power despite warning this would affect its ability to defend the country against flooding, the agency’s chairman said yesterday. As flood misery spread from the south-west to more densely populated London commuter towns, Lord Smith said he had told ministers there would be consequences when the agency’s funding was cut soon after the coalition came to power in 2010… ‘Our funding for capital work went down massively and has been creeping back up again but it’s in my view still not enough,’ he said, adding that the agency’s funding for maintenance and other measures has ‘been going down and is still going down’.”

Yesterday, David Cameron refused to rule out sacking Smith once the crisis is over, while Smith himself says he plans to step down in July once his term expires. The Telegraph adds to the pressure on the beleaguered Environment Agency boss, reporting on its front page:

“The chairman of the Environment Agency risked further criticism last night when he suggested that flooded residents were partly to blame for their problems by choosing to live in high–risk regions. Lord Smith said people who bought homes in flood plains needed to think about the ‘risk that that property faces’. The remarks stoked the mounting anger towards Lord Smith’s agency, which has been criticised for its response to the floods… Flood–hit residents and MPs last night demanded that he resign. They described his comments as ‘out of touch arrogance’ and accused him of trying to deflect the blame from his embattled agency.”

The Guardian splashes on “PM: stop flooding blame game.” Yeah, good luck with that…

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Anonymous Protest Russell Brand Joins UK Austerity cuts…

Anonymous Protest: Russell Brand Joins UK Austerity cuts March

Russell Brand joins Anonymous movement officially
Fireworks are thrown at Buckingham Palace and bottles hurled at police during protests over issues including political corruption.
This is Russell Brand here speaking about Politics and corporate greed, I blogged it, but here is the video

Austerity cuts (Public Spending) in the UK are being implemented, Russell Brand, very famous here, demanded a revolution. He is an ex Heroin Addict who is now a very clever lad, actor and does radio, now he has taken to politics, and many love this lad. What you will see here and read here is what happens in the UK when the Government piss the people off. There is a demonstration in Edinburgh planned for next week, I will be there with my Anonymous mask (Joking, 😉 ) I think the Government have done good things, but they are cutting crucial spending on the UK people. We say FUCK YOU and we will take to the streets till the Government change their minds. This is how we work. American people please take note. This is how VERY EASY it is to protest when your Government does not work for you. The people protesting have lost nothing, they are protesting for the people who have. The police NOT having guns make sure we can demonstrate, just saying!

Viva La Revolution!

Comedian Russell Brand joined hundreds of masked Anonymous protesters in central London as part of a worldwide demonstration against austerity cuts.

Fireworks were reportedly thrown towards Buckingham Palace and a fire was started next to the nearby Victoria Memorial, while some of those present clashed with police.

Glass bottles were flung at officers during the disorder and 11 people were arrested, nine for public order offences and two for criminal damage.

Police in riot gear tried to shepherd the crowd, who also gathered in Parliament Square as part of the pre-arranged Anonymous Million Mask March.

A number of similar demonstrations took place in cities in Japan, Australia, and New Zealand in opposition to austerity cuts, corruption and an increase in state surveillance.

Brand was pictured alongside fellow protesters in London, wearing one of the trademark masks adopted by hacktivist group Anonymous.

He later wrote on his Twitter page: “Whatever party they claim to represent in the day, at night they show their true colours and all go to the same party #MillionMaskMarch.”

Image of Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne burns on a placard during a protest against budget cuts and energy prices on Westminster Bridge, central London
An image of George Osborne burns on Westminster Bridge
Brand’s comments follow an appearance on Newsnight and a guest editorship of the New Statesman in which he called for a “total revolution of consciousness and our entire social, political and economic system”.

Others involved in the London demonstration accused the police of heavy-handed tactics.

Ceylan Hassan, 24, a university graduate, said: “They started shouting move back, move back, but we had nowhere to go. The police started pushing us, screaming ‘move back, move back’.

“There was a fire on the right hand side of the monument and people started throwing things.”

Protesters were moved back away from Buckingham Palace as the atmosphere grew tense.

Some of those involved in the march were seen ripping barriers from the side of the road.

Sean Roesner, 21, a self-employed computer programmer at the protest, said: “We turned up and the protest was at Buckingham Palace. When we arrived people were firing fireworks at the palace.

“It was funny. I didn’t have any but I would have fired some if I had.

“I joined Anonymous because I was arrested under the Computer Misuse Act. I spent eight months on police bail last year and had done nothing wrong.

“We are here to stand up for what we believe in, to make the world a better place.”

Mr Roesner said his friend had been among a group of people encircled by the police on The Mall.



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