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Protests erupt in Greece, Spain over austerity
Protesters demonstrate against spending cuts in Madrid: Spain's economy, the EU's fourth largest, is in increasingly dire straits.
Protesters demonstrate against spending cuts in Madrid: Spain's economy, the EU's fourth largest, is in increasingly dire straits.
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any Greeks and Spanish are taking to the streets to protest austerity measures being considered by the governments in the debt-addled countries. Demonstrations became violent in Athens when police fired tear gas at rioters throwing gasoline bombs and chunks of marble. In Madrid, thousands marched as close as they could to Parliament, where they were met with riot police. There were no reports of violence across Spain, but protesters cut off traffic on one of the city's major thoroughfares.

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