Italy -Protesters gather in Rome to demand jobs -May 20, 2013

About 100,000 people joined a protest march in Rome, organised by the metal workers’ union. Protesters demanded the government to start investing in job creation. Union leaders said that the new government needed to shift away from the austerity agenda pursued by former prime minister Mario Monti, who introduced a range of spending cuts, tax rises and pension reform to shore up strained public finances.



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