September 29, 2010 BBC World News
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Airlines canceled flights, picketers blocked trucks from delivering produce and police clashed with protesters as Spanish workers staged a general strike on Wednesday to protest against austerity measures imposed by a government struggling to slash its budget deficit and overcome recession.
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Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Julian Callow, chief European economist at Barclays Capital, talks about rising public anger over budget cuts across Europe. Unions fighting austerity measures plan protests in 12 countries today including Ireland, Italy and Portugal. Spanish workers held their first general strike in eight years, disrupting energy demand and transportation. Callow speaks with Maryam Nemazee on Bloomberg Television's "Countdown."
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