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Anti-austerity strikes sweep southern Europe

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At uk.reuters.com

Police and protesters clashed in Spain and Italy on Wednesday as millions of workers went on strike in organized labor's biggest Europe-wide challenge to austerity policies since the euro zone debt crisis erupted three years ago. Hundreds of flights were cancelled, schools were shut, factories were at a standstill and trains barely ran in Spain and Portugal where unions held their first joint general strike. Stoppages in Belgium interrupted international rail services. Workers also protested in Greece and France against austerity policies that have taken a heavy economic toll and aggravated mass unemployment.

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