Santa Cruz del Sil Miners Strike (14 images)

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Created: 2 Jul 2012     
More than 8,000 miners in the Spanish region of Asturias have been on indefinite strike since June 1. They are protesting cuts to subsidies that threaten to destroy the industry with the loss of 40,000 jobs in mining and related occupations.
The workers have therefore responded to the government's attacks in an uncompromising fashion, by blockading motorways, and setting up ad hoc barricades on transport networks. When attacked, they have fought back against police. In one case, workers...
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