Thousands of angry Greek and Spanish voters outraged by more looming austerity measures took to the streets of Athens and Madrid on Wednesday, demanding their governments slow down budget cuts aimed at avoiding bankruptcy.
Spain‘s central bank warned Wednesday that the country’s economy continues to shrink “significantly” in a “deep” recession, which sent the Spanish stock index tumbling and its borrowing costs rising. Across Europe, stock markets fell, as well. Greece has been in recession for five years.
“Anonymous sends it’s solidarity to our brothers and sisters in Spain who at this very moment have completely surrounded the Parliament Building in Madrid. The are calling for the resignation of a government that like so many in our world today has failed to serve the needs of it’s people. We encourage our comrades in Spain to remain steadfast until their demands are met, and we promise to do all we can to assist them.” Anonymous said in the press release.
“Anonymous watched on the independent livestreams the horrendous brutality on the part of the Spanish National Police. It is always intolerable to us, but it is especially deplorable when we witness this level of senseless violence used against peaceful protesters in a supposedly western and modern ‘democracy’. “
“In response to this wanton violence by the Spanish National Police against our brothers and sisters in Madrid, Anonymous has removed from the Internet the web site of the Spanish National Police located at http://www.policia.es – and we will keep it offline so long as we continue to watch scenes of brutality.”
Anonymous claimed that they will also begin an attack on the primary website of the Parliament of Spain located at http://www.congreso.es – this attack will include not only DdoS and hacking, but also Black Fax & E-Mail bombs – effectively removing the Parliament of Spain from the Internet entirely.