Thursday, November 15, 2012
Largest protest in European history barely rates a mention in Australia
Lisbon pensioner Jose Marques.
On Wednesday fourteen million people across 23 European states participated in the largest strike and protest in European history in the hope of staving off decades of corporate led austerity, precarity and unemployment.
Millions of workers walked off their jobs and marched on parliament buildings across the continent. Bloody street battles ensued Spain, Portugal and Italy.
Report from the streets can be seen here, here, here, here and here
The protests barely rated a mention here in Australia, other than a few reports here,and here.