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Romania protests against austerity cuts escalates

Romania's government has called an emergency meeting after growing violent protests against austerity cuts.

It comes as dozens of people were injured in clashes between demonstrators and riot police in the capital Bucharest.

The rallies in Romania began four days ago to support an official who had quit in protest against health care reforms.

The BBC's Tom Esslemont reports.

  • 16 Jan 2012