Police crackdown as striking miners march on Madrid/ roarmag.org

by Jerome Roos on July 12, 2012

Post image for Police crackdown as striking miners march on MadridDozens injured as riot police attack striking miners and their sympathizers in Madrid while Spanish government announces further austerity measures.The crisis of European capitalism took a major turn for the worse on Wednesday as the Spanish government made a radical U-turn by announcing even deeper austerity measures to the background of some of the biggest and most radical anti-austerity protests to have rocked Europe in months. While thousands of miners and tens of thousands of sympathizers clashed with riot police during their march on Madrid’s iconic Puerta del Sol, Prime Minister Rajoy told Parliament he would raise sales taxes, slash unemployment payments, raise the retirement age and reduce civil service pay.