Strikes and rallies across Europe insist austerity isn't working

There were angry clashes in some European cities today as hundreds of thousands of people took part in anti-austerity protests.

Strikes and rallies took place in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy and Belgium:

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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.