Protests against the austerity budget cuts broke out all over Europe today (and all week). Most of the coverage focuses on the massive 100,000 person demonstration in Brussels at the European Union’s headquarters, but there were also in various actions in other countries, such as a general strike in Spain, railway workers and doctors refusing to work in Greece, and customs officers and journalists walking off in Slovenia.
Below are links to news from each of those uprisings. Analysis of the uprisings to come in the next couple of days and this page will be updated as more stories come in.
General strike in Spain to protest against austerity measures. Across Spain picketers took to the streets to protest against government austerity measures in a 24-hour general strike called by the nation’s main labour unions.
Austerity on Fire: Video of street battles in Spain as protests heat up
Greek railway workers, doctors walk off the job over austerity cuts
Thousands of Slovenian public workers strike to protest planned freeze of their wages