It seems that protesting is the "in thing" now. With the weekend upon us, protests are taking place all over the world. Protests in Israel took place over the high cost of living. Over 250,000 Israelis took to the streets in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. As these protests continue to grow, polls show that support for Benjamin Netanyahu and his government continue to decline.
Meanwhile, demonstrators also took to the streets in Spain, angry about the austerity program. Clashes between police and demonstrators left 20 injured and 5 detained. The government has taken these measures to reduce social dependency while the jobless rate remains the highest in Europe, currently at 21 percent.
Finally, in the most violent of the protests, businesses, cars, and even a bus were set ablaze in the Tottenham neighborhood of London. There are also reports of makeshift missiles being used against police. The violence started as demonstrators assembled outside of the Tottenham police station demanding justice following the shooting of a 29-year-old father. There are disputing reports about whether or not he exchanged fire with police prior to being shot.