Dramatic police footage: Belfast riots leave 20 wounded; 7-14-12 (Spain – world boils over – Video)
The Police Service of Northern Ireland has released video of July 12-13th overnight Belfast riots which they say wounded 20 officers. The violence by Catholic nationalists followed a token Protestant parade past a militant Catholic area, an annual confrontation that has triggered street fights for four straight years.
Hundreds of protesters have clashed with riot police in Madrid over the new set of austerity measures. One person suffered a broken nose and three people were arrested. The protesters demonstrated on Friday evening outside the People’s Party offices of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy before clashing with riot police, AP reports. Police used batons to prevent the crowds from getting too close to the Socialist Workers’ Party headquarters. The latest round of protests comes only two days after the previous unrest, when at least 76 people were injured in clashes, many by rubber bullets used by police. The injured included 33 police officers and 43 protesters — mostly miners and their supporters