Anti-Austerity Protests Sweep Through Europe

The ongoing budgetry cuts into education, and needed social services, have taken a toll on European citizens. Airlines cancelled flights, picketers blocked trucks from delivering produce and police clashed with protesters as Spanish workers staged a general strike on Wednesday 29, 2010 to protest against austerity measures imposed by  governments. Greek docotrs walked out, alon with railway workers, along with strikes and demonstrations in Portugal, Slovenia, Poland, Italy, Serbia and Ireland; while protesters in Brussels focused on UN institutions becuase of the E.U. plan to to fine governments that continue to service certain social support mechanisms. Organized by European unions, 60,000 – 100,000 people turned out.

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