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March 26, 2009

Hurt by Economy, Europeans Vent Their Anger

Filed under: FYI,UK,worldwide — 7macaw @ 7:16 am
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Tempers are flaring across Europe as the economic pain deepens and more people lose their jobs.

Luc Rousselet, the manager of a 3M factory in France, was barricaded in an office for a second day by workers demanding better severance packages for 110 employees who are being laid off.

In Scotland, vandals smashed at least three windows on the ground floor of Fred Goodwin’s (the former chief executive of the ailing Royal Bank of Scotland) house in an affluent suburb of Edinburgh and damaged a black Mercedes S600 parked in the driveway. Mr. Goodwin was not in the house at the time and no one was hurt, but the incident alarmed Britain’s business community.

The author of an e-mail message sent anonymously to a local newspaper on Wednesday claimed responsibility for the damage and said: “We are angry that rich people, like him, are paying themselves a huge amount of money and living in luxury while ordinary people are made unemployed, destitute and homeless.

Source: New York Times

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