Democracy Now: Anti-Austerity Protests Continue in Greece, Spain

Anti-austerity protests continued to rage in Greece and Spain as both countries brace for fresh cuts. Greek leaders are meeting today over a $15 billion austerity plan aimed at persuading international lenders to release tens of billions in aid. Protests erupted across Greece Wednesday during the first general strike since the new government took power in June. In the Greek capital of Athens, tens of thousands of people took to the streets, some hurling firebombs, breaking windows and setting fire to debris. Meanwhile, Spain is expected to unveil massive cuts today in its budget plan for next year. On Wednesday, protesters surrounded the Spanish Parliament in the second day of an “Occupy Congress” action to protest austerity and the loss of public confidence in elected leaders.

~ by wheresthemic on September 27, 2012.

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