Austerity Protests Throughout Europe: Eurozone Enters Recession

Protests in Madrid (Kadellar, 2011)


There have been major austerity protests in Europe, involving millions:

15 November 2012

BRUSSELS -Hundreds of thousands of Europe’s beleaguered citizens went on strike or snarled the streets of several capitals Wednesday, at times clashing with riot police, as they demanded that governments stop cutting benefits and create more jobs.

Workers with jobs and without spoke of a “social emergency” crippling the world’s largest economic bloc, a union of 27 nations and half a billion people.

The protests were met with tear gas in Italy and Spain, but were largely limited to the countries hardest hit by the austerity measures designed to bring government spending into line with revenues.

BBC News-15 November 2012
Millions of EU workers have held a day of action against austerity, with protests in Spain and Portugal marred by violence.  Clashes in Lisbon left nearly 50 people hurt while in Spain at least 70 were injured and some 140 arrests were made.
Europe in protest: anti-austerity marches spread

Brisbane Times-15 November 2012

Violence breaks out amid austerity protests in (blog)-International rail services were disrupted by strikes in Belgium and workers in Greece, Italy and France planned work stoppages or demonstrations as part of a “European Day of Action and Solidarity.”…In Italy, students pelted police with rocks in a protest in Rome over money-saving plans for the school system.

This is not a surprise to me. At this news page, I first reported that we may see civil unrest in Europe on November 3, 2007.

And specifically related to austerity protests, back in 2010 (see Civil War in Greece?), I warned, “Austerity measures in Europe will likely cause civil unrest.” As well later in December 2010 (see Civil Unrest in Greece (and it was predicted) where I warned:

Civil unrest in Europe is expected. Places such as France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Eastern Europe have potential for this occurrence. In addition to austerity measures, Islamic protests and immigration related issues will also likely be factors in flaming protests and devastating riots. Expanded civil unrest will have major impacts on the euro and on Europe itself.

And back in May 2012, I warned that more unrest was expected to come from Spain (see Over 100,000 Protest Austerity in Spain). And we are seeing that.

I expect more civil unrest in Europe.   Notice what I wrote in my book Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States:

Revelation 13:3-4 also supports the idea that the Beast may rise up because of violent civil unrest in Europe.

Europe is prophesied to have problems (Daniel 2:41-43) and not all the problems have happened yet.  Notice also the following economic report:

CNNMoney  – ‎15 November  2012
LONDON (CNNMoney) — The eurozone has slipped into recession for a second time in four years, as the sharp fall in activity in debt-ridden southern Europe economies weighed on output across the region.

Recessions cause people to have more frustrations and have more time and/or inclination to protest.  They also cause governments to take steps that people do not always like.

Various part of Europe will see even more significant and violent civil unrest before a strong leader is granted power (cf. Revelation 17:12-13; Revelation 13:1-8).  Violent civil unrest will also occur in the USA and other Anglo-descended lands.

After I posted all the above today, the following was in the news:

Wall Street Journal  – ‎15 November 2012‎
FRANKFURT—The influx of Southern Europeans into Germany gathered pace in recent months, as a growing number of Greeks, Spaniards and Portuguese ventured north to escape deepening recession and rising social tensions.

I would like to make clear that Germany is not exempt from civil unrest and will have it.  And not just because other Europeans moved there.

World events are aligning with properly understood prophecy. Europe is having unrest as well as economic issues. There will be ups and downs in Europe and the final European beast power will rise up there.

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