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Anti-austerity action takes Europe by storm

Wednesday, 14 Nov, 2012 - 01:15

Nov. 14 - Strikes and demonstrations across Europe as protesters take to the streets opposing widespread austerity measures and crippling tax hikes. Travis Brecher reports.

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A massive day of action kicks off across Europe. A general strike matched by planned marches in dozens of European cities has been called to protest sweeping austerity measures and crippling tax hikes. Here in Madrid protesters are already out in force - some clashing with riot police as tensions flare early on Wednesday. And in France's southern city of Marseille, around 3000 are marching against the cuts. Rail sevices have been cancelled here in Brussels' main train station. Other stations across the continent look the same as this - and the impact on rail service is huge. In Portugal, too, a transport strike could take a heavy toll. Lisbon's airport is preparing to shut down, while buses have been cancelled - and even the garbage collectors are staging an early morning picket. And this is just the beginning. Many thousands are expected to take to the streets of Paris, Madrid, Rome and other major cities later in the day.

Anti-austerity action takes Europe by storm

Wednesday, 14 Nov, 2012 - 01:15

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