Revolution Spreads To Germany: Cars Of Hundreds Of 'Fat Cats' Burned http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2011/08/17/revolution-spreads-germany-hundreds-fat-cats-cars-burned-country-60491/
'Following the recent riots in the UK, it seemed there was only one safe bastion from the marauding bands of indignants, labor unions, and general hooligans: Germany. That is, alas, no more. During the past two days, German protests against globalization, read Germany’s undertaking to trade export strength for a joint European currency and a bailed out Club Ded periphery, have begun manifesting themselves albeit with a twist.
As Bloomberg reports, in the past two days, arsonists have set fire to 26 cars in Berlin, mainly Mercedes, BMW, and Audis, which brings the total number of torched cars to 138, more than double all of 2010. “The arsonists want to hit what they say are ‘Fat Cats,’” Berlin police spokesman Michael Gassen said.
A special unit is investigating the fires as political crimes after the police received letters claiming responsibility that derided globalization, gentrification and rising rents, he said.”It appears that while the Arab Spring was started by the self-immolation of a fruit seller protesting more or less the same things, that level of self-sacrifice is strangely missing in Europe’s (and maybe the world’s) most prosperous, and entitled, nation.'