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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mass protests in Italy and Spain


Not everyone agrees with the work of Mario Monti and his government, and thus demonstrated the tens of thousands of Italians, about 150,000 according to organizers, who spoke today in Rome against his policy of cuts and austerity. In Spain there were also protest marches against the government of Mariano Rajoy and the cuts implemented in addition to the already high unemployment reached 25 percent. While Monti continues to receive praise from Europe and the economic world supports it, a part of the Italians showed their dissatisfaction with austerity measures such as tax hikes or cuts to health and education that the government has approved this year. The so-called "Monti No day" (Day No Monti) an initiative that took place in past against the government of Silvio Berlusconi, was called by unions, civic associations and leftist movements. The promoters had expected about 30,000 people and announced that more than 300 buses arrive to the capital, but to see a packed Piazza San Juan announced that participants were 150,000. "With Europe who rebels, let Monti government" read the banner that opened the event, where participants chanted slogans against a policy that "has generated only layoffs and insecurity." The demonstration passed before imposing security measures to prevent incidents that occurred last year, when it experienced serious clashes with police. Only some groups of hooded threw eggs and firecrackers against the headquarters of some banks. Participants included numerous student associations today, players in recent weeks several demonstrations against education cuts introduced by the Berlusconi government and have been maintained and expanded by Executive Monti. "Plazas invaded against troika.'s Europe that asks us," was the motto of the University students Roman La Sapienza.

MARCHES IN MADRID AND BARCELONA

The Gran Vía from the Plaza of Spain, in Madrid, was filled with demonstrators called for the movement 'Surrounding Congress' to march against the cuts in the 2013 budget and the high unemployment of the Iberian country. The march, which has not been communicated to the Government, passed quietly, always guarded by dozens of police officers. 'We do not represent', 'No we do not pay', prayed several banners. Others, pointing directly to the head of the Spanish government, 'Rajoy, fallacious me the silent majority'. In Barcelona, ​​the education sector retook the street driven by government cuts. Hundreds of people demonstrated this afternoon in the middle of Barcelona under the slogan "For the dignity and quality of public education" calling for the withdrawal of all settings that affect schools. The demonstration, called by the Framework Educational Community Unit (Muce), which brings together unions, and student-AMPAs, departed from the square and walked Urquinaona Via Laietana to end at Sant Jaume Square, in front of the Palau de la Generalitat. 

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