Strikes in Spain, Italy and Portugal as Europe Protests Austerity

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

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"Suicidal Economic Policies"

"This is a strike against the suicidal economic policies of the government," Ignacio Fernandez Toxo, head of Spain's CCOO union, told supporters late yesterday.

Left, picketers set up a barricade of burning tires at the main entrance of Mercabarna, the biggest wholesale market in Barcelona.