Europe Braces for Civil Unrest: Economic Riots Feared in London

European affairs are underreported in the United States but this summer may change all that as England and other European Country’s contend with the ever deepening global economic crisis.  Already there have been signs across Europe of increased unrest but now we have an article from the Guardian.co.uk that confirms the extent of the fear and planning in government circles as conditions worsen.  

The Bible seems to indicate that the anti Christ will emerge in the middle of great and insolvable world economic and political unrest.  I don’t see any antichrists out there yet but this economic mess and the world political situation seem tailor made for someone on a white horse to come in and play the savior if they can figure out the solution. 

Here are some clips from the article and be sure to read the whole think at this URL:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/feb/23/police-civil-unrest-recession

Police are preparing for a “summer of rage” as victims of the economic downturn take to the streets to demonstrate against financial institutions, the Guardian has learned.

Britain’s most senior police officer with responsibility for public order raised the spectre of a return of the riots of the 1980s, with people who have lost their jobs, homes or savings becoming “footsoldiers” in a wave of potentially violent mass protests.

Superintendent David Hartshorn, who heads the Metropolitan police’s public order branch, told the Guardian that middle-class individuals who would never have considered joining demonstrations may now seek to vent their anger through protests this year.

The warning comes in the wake of often violent protests against the handling of the economy across Europe. In recent weeks Greek farmers have blocked roads over falling agricultural prices, a million workers in France joined demonstrations to demand greater protection for jobs and wages and Icelandic demonstrators have clashed with police in Reykjavik.

In the UK hundreds of oil refinery workers mounted wildcat strikes last month over the use of foreign workers.

Intelligence reports suggest that “known activists” are also returning to the streets, and police claim they will foment unrest. “Those people would be good at motivating people, but they haven’t had the ‘footsoldiers’ to actually carry out [protests],” Hartshorn said. “Obviously the downturn in the economy, unemployment, repossessions, changes that. Suddenly there is the opportunity for people to mass protest.

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