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May Day Protests/clashes Around The World  
User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4306 posts, RR: 11
Posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2388 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, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2278 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 exactly 7 years ago today! , 4175 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2183 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 Dec 1999, 4306 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2131 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 exactly 7 years ago today! , 4175 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2083 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, 8017 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2039 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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