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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-30-10 05:13 AM
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Cement mixer rams Irish Parliment building in protest v. bank bailouts
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DUBLIN (AP) -- A cement mixer has rammed into the gates of the
Irish parliament in an apparent protest at the country's
catastrophically expensive bank bailout.

Police said they had arrested a 41-year-old man at the scene
Wednesday but gave few other details.

The truck hit the guarded gates of Ireland's legislature around
7:15 a.m.(0615GMT). Written across the truck's barrel in red
letters were the words: "Toxic Bank Anglo."

It is an apparent reference to Anglo Irish Bank, which was
nationalized last year to save it from collapse. The bank owes some euro 72 billion ($97 billion) to depositors worldwide, leaving Irish taxpayers with a mammoth bill at a time when people are suffering through high unemployment, tax hikes and heavy budget cuts.

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