Governments across Europe tremble as angry people take to the streets

So says the Guardian, citing protests all across Europe, with the biggest of them being in areas that used to be communist.

Exactly 20 years ago, in serial revolutionary rejoicing, they ditched communism to put their faith in a capitalism now in crisis and by which they feel betrayed. The result has been the biggest protests across the former communist bloc since the days of people power.

Europe’s time of troubles is gathering depth and scale. Governments are trembling. Revolt is in the air.

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These protests aren’t necessarily leftist either, as Lenin’s Tomb admits, reversing their previous assessment about the ongoing strikes in Britain. Ugly nationalism, racism, and “keep the foreigners” out can be part of it too.