In Europe, the “Indignant People’s March” is headed across the continent to the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. As IPS reports:
“Indignant” Demonstrators Marching to Brussels to Protest Effects of Crisis
Protesters from several European Union cities have begun to follow the example of hundreds of demonstrators from Spain who are marching from Madrid to Brussels, the bloc’s de facto capital, in a growing protest against the effects of the economic crisis and the fiscal adjustment policies adopted to combat it.
The march – literally, on foot – began Tuesday Jul. 26 with half a dozen people at the Puerta del Sol, in Madrid, the “kilometre zero” point from which all distances in the country are measured. The “‘Indignant’ People’s March” aims to cover the 1,550 km to Brussels by Oct. 8, one week ahead of the global demonstration planned for Oct. 15 by Democracia Real YA (Real Democracy Now!)
Marchers from other European cities will stop in Paris on the way to Brussels, to support the Occupy Wall Street initiative, aimed at occupying and disrupting what they call the “financial Gomorrah” of the United States…” [read full report]
The people of Israel, who recently joined the rebellion against Neo-Liberal economic domination, continued rallying across the country. As AFP report: “TENS of thousands of Israelis took to the streets in 10 cities across the country on Saturday evening to protest against the high cost of living. Between 80,000 and 120,000 protesters demonstrated, according to police and media estimates demanding ’social justice.’ More than 50,000 marched in downtown Tel Aviv…”