Spanish Miners Closing the Road at Pozo Santiago (12 images)

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Created: 6 Jul 2012     
A coal miner's strike in Spain took a violent turn in recent days as law enforcement officials and strikers clashed in the mining areas of Asturias and León. About 8,000 miners have been striking since late May over fears that the government's planned subsidy cuts to the mining sector will result in lost jobs. The proposed cuts are part of larger austerity measures to reduce the national deficit. The miners argue that the government is targeting the working class while bailing out the...
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