Shockingly Violent Pictures Of Saturday's Occupy Rome Protests

Occupy Wall Street protests went global today. At least 500 activists in Rome attacked police, two banks and a supermarket. Authorities responded with tear gas and water cannons.

Italian media reports that as many asĀ 100,000 people rallied in the city Saturday, making one of the biggest OWS movements so far.

The following shots are from the violent Roman clashes between protesters, the Carabinieri and the tax police.

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Occupy RomeProtesters hurl objects at police as a burning car is seen in foreground

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Occupy RomeA masked protester hurls a stone during clashes in Rome

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Occupy RomeItalian police fired tear gas and water cannons as protesters in Rome turned a demonstration against corporate greed into a riot Saturday, smashing shop and bank windows, torching cars and hurling bottles

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Occupy RomeProtesters stand by a burning car

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Occupy RomeProtesters prepare to stave off a police baton

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Occupy RomeA tax police officer is helped by colleagues as he lies on the ground during clashes in Rome

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Occupy RomeA Carabinieri (Italian paramilitary police), his face covered with blood, adjusts his helmet during clashes in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011

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