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May Day Protests/clashes Around The World  
User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 4318 posts, RR: 11
Posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100501...afp/maydaydemoworld_20100501204028

Must be the first May Day where there has been more protests and unrest in Europe, USA, and elsewhere than in protest-happy Argentina. Very quiet with everyone enjoying the weekend. It must be the end of the world for sure now...


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8463 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2400 times:
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They didn't mention this one:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...nst-rising-fuel-costs-1960430.html

Pretty disappointing turnout, last time they had about 1,500 bikes and expected more this year.



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User currently offlineshamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4225 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

We had the usual protest here in Dublin. It didnt get violent though (it never does here to be fair - except for one year, it has always passed peacefully).

To be honest, given the economic woes of the last while, im amazed it didnt get ugly!



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User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 4318 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

Obviously the economic turmoil in first rate economies (which is so unusual), has contributed to this increase in protests.

From my point of view is just very strange, around here if a papermill is built there are protests for years... I guess misery loves company  



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User currently offlineshamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4225 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2205 times:

Quoting Derico (Reply 3):
From my point of view is just very strange, around here if a papermill is built there are protests for years... I guess misery loves company

Yes, but you Argentinians love a party too. And a protest seems to be as good a reason as any to get together... 



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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8034 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2161 times:

Unfortunately, a supposedly peaceful protest in Santa Cruz, CA on May Day turned quite violent and caused US$100,000 in damage to downtown Santa Cruz, according to what I read in the Sacramento Bee today. What else do you expect in a university-dominated town where protests out of the blue can happen almost anytime?

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