Austerity protests sweep EU

Marches and strikes across the European Union protest austerity measures to reel in spiraling debt.

Riot police hit out at demonstrators during protests in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Spanish workers staged a general strike Wednesday to protest austerity measures imposed by a government struggling to slash its budget deficit and overcome recession.(AP Photo/David Ramos)

Riot police hit out at demonstrators during protests in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Spanish workers staged a general strike Wednesday to protest austerity measures imposed by a government struggling to slash its budget deficit and overcome recession.(AP Photo/David Ramos)

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