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Protesters clash with police on austerity march in Madrid

Spain's government has announced sweeping new austerity measures, amid clashes between protesters and police.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy plans to increase sales tax and cut local authority budgets.

The statement coincided with a miners rally in Madrid, which saw thousands joining to support the miners, who have been campaigning for months against industry subsidies.

Tom Burridge reports.

Spain plans sweeping budget cuts

  • 11 Jul 2012
  • From the section Europe
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