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Strikes in Spain, Italy and Portugal as Europe Protests Austerity

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

Photograph by Andres Kudacki/AP Photo

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In Portugal, where the CGTP labor group called the strike to protest measures include wage and pension cuts, state-owned airline TAP SGPS SA cancelled flights. Lisbon's metro service was shut and state-owned train operator CP-Comboios de Portugal said most trains won't run. Italian transportation and shipping will be disrupted throughout the day due to staggered, four-hour walkouts.

Left, a riot policeman stands guard in front of a bank during a general strike in Madrid.