Austerity protests sweep EU

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

Thousands of demonstrators march in Lisbon Wednesday, Sept. 29 2010,  demanding more and better employment.  Portugal's government convened an unscheduled Cabinet meeting Wednesday as it came under fierce pressure to explain how it intends to steer the country out of a deepening financial crisis. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Thousands of demonstrators march in Lisbon Wednesday, Sept. 29 2010, demanding more and better employment. Portugal's government convened an unscheduled Cabinet meeting Wednesday as it came under fierce pressure to explain how it intends to steer the country out of a deepening financial crisis. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

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