Thousands of protesters attend a demonstration during a general strike on November 14, 2012 in Madrid. Protesters marched in several cities against sweeping austerity measures and high unemployment, scenes echoed elsewhere in Europe. (JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands of protesters attend a demonstration during a general strike on November 14, 2012 in Madrid. Protesters marched in several cities against sweeping austerity measures and high unemployment, scenes echoed elsewhere in Europe.
(JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece Protest Austerity

November 16, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
 

Hundreds of thousands of workers took to the streets as part of a “European day of action and solidarity,” organized by the European Trade Union Congress (etuc), on November 14. Unions in Spain and Portugal held a general strike. Eighty were arrested in Madrid as protests turned violent, and police used rubber bullets in Milan and Rome.

The etuc claimed it was the first time four European countries held coordinated strikes.

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