Anti-austerity protesters take to the streets of Belgium

Belgian workers wearing guy fawkes masks march with a banner during an European strike in La Louviere. Credit: REUTERS/Eric Vidal
Belgian workers take part in a demonstration during an European strike in La Louviere. Credit: Eric Vidal / Reuters

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European protests against cuts

Thousands of protesters are striking across Europe against rising unemployment and austerity measures. Travellers flying in and out of the UK are facing disruption as a consequence.