Riot police guard parliament building in Lisbon

A protester confronts riot police officers during clashes at 24-hour nationwide general strike in Lisbon. Credit: Reuters
Riot police line up during clashes in front of the parliament in Lisbon. Credit: 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.