1. Occupy Wall Street

    Rome's Protests Turn Violent

    Image #: 15646424    epa02967556 A parked car burns during a demonstration, in dowtown Rome, Italy, 15 October 2011. Tens of thousands took to the streets in Italy, as organizers anticipated between 100,000 and 200,000 people at protests in Rome, encouraged by Spain's 'Indignados' movement of mostly young people, who for months have protested at high unemployment and inequality.  EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI /LANDOV

    Massimo Percossi, EPA / Landov

    The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in Rome on Saturday looked eerily familiar to the London riots that wreaked havoc in England several months back, as protesters set fire to two cars and broke shop windows. Police said hundreds of anarchists confronted the peaceful protesters in Rome, and police fired tear gas to disperse the raucous crowds. Activists organized a series of rallies in 82 countries around the world on Saturday; 100,000 protesters were expected to turn up in Italy's capital a day after Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi narrowly passed a confidence vote. The violence in the capital was believed to be spurred by hooded militants known as "black blocs," a group that has infiltrated demonstrations in the past. The protests were otherwise peaceful. Five thousand people turned out in Frankfurt; 2,000 gathered outside Sydney's Central Reserve Bank of Australia.

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