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article image'Enough is Enough!' Spanish & Greeks unite in austerity rage

By Anne Sewell     Feb 29, 2012 in World
Both Greece and Spain are up in arms over austerity measures in both countries. Spain is also supporting Greece in their hardship.
As more and more cuts and austerity measures are being forced on the people of Greece and Spain, so the people get more and more angry and upset.
In both Greece and Spain the unemployment rates of the youth are 50% and 45% respectively.
In Greece, basic salaries are being decreased by 22% for minimum wages and 32% if you are under 25. Its no wonder that the young are up in arms. They have simply had enough.
Pensions are being cut and life is getting harder and harder for the elderly.
Today Athens was a scene of protest marches, yet again. Several Spanish cities joined in to support both Greece and the Spanish people, with Madrid and Barcelona being the largest protests.
The video reports on both protests which are running simultaneously.
RT also reports that France's 5 main unions have also agreed to a mass strike and demonstration today. This week alone 160 protest marches are taking place across France.
In Brussels, hundreds of trade union members are also protesting in front of the European Union headquarters in Brussels demanding policy changes from the summit leaders.
All protests come just one day ahead of an EU summit in Brussels where the 27-nation body will discuss possible ways out of the severe debt crisis.
Update: Below is a video of student protests in Barcelona with police firing rubber bullets.
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