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Spain: Black Friday protestors say No to Cuts

Hundreds of public sector workers blew whistles and horns Friday at a noisy rally in the Spanish capital in protest at government cuts, including reduced wages, and deregulatory labour reforms. 

The protesters – many waving red flags of Spain’s two largest unions, the UGT and the CCOO, which organised the rally – gathered outside the ministry of finance as they have every Friday since June

To signal their mourning for their rights (the T-shirt in photo says: ‘I used to have social and labour rights’), the workers dressed in black.

There were demonstrations in a number of other Spanish cities.

These protests ‘will culminate on September 15 with a huge march in Madrid’ to demand that the government cutbacks be put to a referendum, Ignacio, a 51-year-old employee of the city of Madrid, told AFP.

Source: FOCUS News Agency

Also…

Check out this excellent piece by Time Magazine on new creative forms of protest in Spain. 

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