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Spanish workers block roads, rail in cuts protest
Reuters ^ | July 13, 2012 | By Feliciano Tisera

Posted on 07/13/2012 11:34:14 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

MADRID, Spanish workers blocked streets and railways in Madrid on Friday in protests against new austerity measures they said hurt ordinary people more than the bankers and politicians they blame for the economic crisis.

As the Spanish government approved the deepest cuts in 30 years, including a second round of wage cuts and reduced benefits for civil servants, Spain's main unions called on public workers to strike in September.

Traffic was blocked in central Madrid for hours as hundreds of public workers - many wearing black t-shirts in support of striking miners or green ones for public school teachers - shouted: "Cuts for bankers, not workers" outside ministries and public offices.

Workers for state railway Renfe blocked train tracks in Madrid on several occasions throughout the day. E mployees of local public TV station TeleMadrid blocked a highway outside the city.

Several policemen took the unusual step of joining the protests.

"Civil servants tolerated the first round of cuts because we wanted to show solidarity, but this has reached a limit," said Pedro, a 41-year-old nurse. "It can't always be the same people paying the price."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: euro; failure; socialism; spain
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1 posted on 07/13/2012 11:34:25 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe they should give these fools exactly what they want and more and keep giving until the whole damn country crashes and the only ones to blame are the idiots who demanded all this crap.

2 posted on 07/13/2012 11:38:12 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yeah. The liberals want us to be like the EU.

3 posted on 07/13/2012 1:18:50 PM PDT by ElPaseo
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To: ElPaseo

All Union caused. This will keep going as long as we have foolish selfish voters and democracy. Before the nation is bankrupt a Franco will come to power and humble the Union Thugs with camps and firing squads. Things will go back to normal. I am beginning to lose faith in democratic structure—it seems to be too easy to manipulate—like a big OJ Jury. Votes can be bought with a few political TV ads and union contracts.

4 posted on 07/13/2012 3:44:01 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; grey_whiskers; blam; SAJ; Smokin' Joe; M. Espinola
Then there is always this . . .

22 Signs That The Collapsing Spanish Economy Is Heading Into A Great Depression

5 posted on 07/20/2012 12:48:50 PM PDT by ex-Texan (The Time to "Wake Up" is Over !)
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To: ex-Texan

The next nations on the E.U.’s economic meltdown list shall likely be Portugal, Italy and then France.

6 posted on 07/23/2012 12:20:15 AM PDT by M. Espinola
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