Videos of Riots in Athens, Rome this Week
Pretty rough stuff…
Hundreds of protesters clashed with riot police across central Athens on Wednesday, smashing cars and hurling gasoline bombs during a nationwide labour protest against the government’s latest austerity measures. The former Minister for Development Kostis Hatzidakis was attacked by protesters outside a luxury hotel. He was escorted, bleeding from the scene as his attackers yelled “thieves” at him.
At least 50 police and 40 protesters have been injured as hundreds of students clashed with police near the residence of Silvio Berlusconi in Italy’s capital on Tuesday. The riots came as parliament decided on the prime minister’s future. Berlusconi secured a comfortable victory in the no-confidence vote at the senate, but survived a similar motion in the lower house by just three votes. Demonstrators marched through Rome’s historic centre, throwing firecrackers that boomed as lawmakers cast their votes. Similar protests took place in other parts of the country.