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.

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Workers in Spain and Portugal take part in strike action

Workers in Spain and Portugal are taking part in general strikes today in protest against anti-austerity policies being implemented by governments in both countries.

A man throws a tyre on another burning tyre, which is blocking an entrance of a wholesale market at Zona Franca, in Barcelona. Credit: REUTERS/Albert Gea
Rubbish collectors stand on a picket line at the entrance of a garage in Lisbon. Credit: REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro
Fires burn as workers take part in industrial action in Barcelona. Credit: REUTERS/Albert Gea

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