Saturday, 17 September 2011
USA is braced for riots
RIOTS could hit the USA as it plunges into further poverty and economic collapse.
That was the warning on Friday from none other then the Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg.
CNN reports that he said during his weekly radio show: "You have a lot of kids graduating college, [who] can't find jobs. That's what happened in Cairo. That's what happened in Madrid. You don't want those kinds of riots here.
"The public is not happy. The public knows there is something wrong in this country, and there is. The bottom line is that they're upset.
"The damage to a generation that can't find jobs will go on for many, many years."
Adds CNN: "Riots have gripped various countries in European cities, including Athens and London, fueled by young people infuriated by high unemployment and austerity measures, which in some cases has led to looting.
"High unemployment among youth is also one of the driving forces behind the Arab Spring, as impoverished protestors in North Africa and the Middle East rose up against their heavy-handed governments."