Spain -Demonstrators demand referendum on austerity cuts -September 15, 2012

A new mass demonstration against austerity was organised on 15 September. The demonstration was organised against the cuts in the public sector, reform of the labour law and the removal of Christmas bonuses and overtime pay, reported in the previous edition of this newsletter. Hundreds of thousands demonstrated in Madrid, whilst police estimates show around 1.5 million people mobilised in another protest in Barcelona.

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