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Spain Hit by New Wave of Street Protests

aljazeera.com - October 7, 2012

Thousands of protesters have marched across Spanish cities to decry tough austerity measures as the protest movement gains momentum, with signs it could culminate in a general strike in November.

Spain is on the brink of being crippled by the euro zone economic crisis amid expectations that the government will soon seek European aid to keep its borrowing costs under control.

"It's shameful - we're losing everything," said Carmen Lopez, a department store worker at Sunday's protest in the capital Madrid. "Pensions, salaries, public healthcare and education. They're taking everything."

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