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Anti-Austerity Strikes: Protests Grip Europe

More than 80 people are arrested in clashes with police in Spain - the centre of Europe-wide protests against austerity.

2:49pm Wednesday 14 November 2012

A wave of anti-austerity anger is sweeping across Europe with general strikes in Spain and Portugal and walkouts in Greece and Italy - grounding flights, closing schools and shutting down transport.

Millions of workers are taking part in the dozens of co-ordinated protests in a so-called European Day of Action and Solidarity against spending cuts and tax hikes.

In Spain - the fourth-biggest eurozone economy - activists and unions will be staging an evening rally outside the parliament in the Madrid.

Protests got underway early in Madrid and Barcelona, with protesters clashing with police as they attempted to blockade buses and cause disruption at food markets.

Riot police fired rubber bullets at hundreds

Added: Nov-14-2012 Occurred On: Nov-14-2012
By: gemini
Regional News
Tags: austerity
Location: Spain (load item map)
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