Transport delays amid strikes across Europe

Travellers have been faced with delays and cancellations today as a series of General Strikes take place across Europe. British Airways and easyJet are among the airlines forced to cancel flights from the UK.

Passengers arrive at an airport during a 24-hour general strike in Lisbon, Portugal. Credit: REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
A passenger waits on an empty platform at the Thalys high-speed train terminal at Brussels Midi/Zuid rail station during an European strike. Credit: REUTERS/Yves Herman

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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.