Strikes in Spain, Italy and Portugal as Europe Protests Austerity

- 2012-11-14T10:41:05Z

Photograph by Andres Kudack/AP Photo

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Coordinated Protests

Spanish workers staged a second general strike this year as unions across Europe prepared the biggest coordinated protests yet against budget cuts that policy makers say are needed to end the region's debt crisis.

Left, protesters shout slogans as police stand guard during a general strike in Madrid, on Nov. 14, 2012.