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Protesters carry a banner reading 'no to austerity' at a march in Paris. Photograph: Michel Euler/AP
guardian.co.uk - by Kim Willsher - September 30, 2012
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Paris on Sunday to protest against the spread of economic "austerity" in France and Europe.
Chanting "resistance, resistance", the crowds had been rallied by around 60 organisations, including the leftwing Front de Gauche and the French Communist party, which oppose the European budget treaty.
"Today is the day the French people launch a movement against the politics of austerity," said the Front de Gauche president, Jean-Luc Mélenchon.