HUNDREDS OF PAKISTANIS Hold Anti-Capitalist #OWS Protest (Video)
The Obama-endorsed anti-capitalist Occupy Wall Street movement gained support from socialists in Pakistan on Wednesday. Hundreds of Pakistanis marched against capitalism in Islamabad, Pakistan.
The #OWS supporters say they will keep protesting until capitalism is replaced by socialism in the country.
Iran Press News reported:
Hundreds of Pakistani workers, tradesmen and students have staged rallies in the capital, Islamabad, to protest against capitalism in the country, Press TV reports.
Wednesday’s rallies were inspired by the “Occupy Wall Street” movement which erupted in New York in mid-September to protest social and economic inequalities and corporate greed in the US.
“Under capitalism people can’t live a dignified life, they can’t even meet their basic needs. I think in this system people are not able to get jobs, they are not able to make ends meet,” said a protester.
Protesters also marched towards the World Bank office in Islamabad and chanted slogans against the international financial institutions.
Demonstrators also denounced the privatization of government companies, saying capitalists wanted to take total control of all the public money.
“Our serious problem is the policies of new liberalists and capitalists, for example the privatization of the telecommunication company has been a total disaster, restructuring of railway company has been a disaster and the big dams we built with World Bank money has also been a disaster environmentally, socially and economically,” said a protester.
Severe economic challenges including energy shortages and rising inflation, deterioration of public services like health and education and an unusual increase in the cost of basic amenities, are among the main causes of people’s dissatisfaction in Pakistan.
And you wonder why these idiots are poor as dirt?