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Public workers stage mass protest in Barcelona

Thousands of police, teachers and hospital staff staged a mass protest march in Barcelona on Saturday in growing anger at spending cuts hitting key services in Spain’s Catalonia region. “No to the Cuts,” read a banner at the head of … Continue reading

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Italy anti-austerity protests reach Sicily

In Sicily, a series of strikes organized by protest movements has brought the island to its knees. The Shock Wave Group – composed of angry truck drivers – and the Sicilian haulage companies association blocked roads, motorways and the gates … Continue reading

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Strikes, protests halt Italian transport

Buses, trains and the subway system experienced heavy delays or stoppages on Friday as Italian public transit system employees and union workers took to the streets demonstrating against Prime Minister Mario Monti’s government. Other services such as sanitation, public schools … Continue reading

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