Jay (8 Sep 2011)
"Hundres of Thousands Protest In Spain and Italy.. Europe On Verge Of Total Collapse..."


http://euobserver.com/851/113546
Hundreds of Thousands Protest In italy and Spain as Europe Is On the Verge Of Total Collapse... Popular anger over Europe’s strategy of austerity for exiting the eurozone crisis spread to Italy on Tuesday as the country was paralysed by a general strike. Hundreds of thousands of ordinary Italians poured into the streets of over a hundred cities and towns to protest what Brussels, Frankfurt and Berlin demand.Called by the CGIL union, the eight-hour strike against a fresh €45.5 billion austerity package hit both public and private sector operations, shutting down transport throughout much of the country and grounding planes.Some 3 million workers stayed off the job, with Rome seeing an estimated 70,000-strong mobilisation. Around 35,000 Ryanair passengers were hit by the cancellation of 200 flights.The leader of CGIL, Susanna Camusso, threatened additional industrial action if the measures are not withdrawn.