Thursday, 01 March 2012 05:19

Thousands of Spanish students protest against cuts

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"Tens of thousands of students took to the streets of Spanish cities on Wednesday to protest against government spending cuts that have left many classrooms without heating.

"The protests were largely peaceful in Madrid and Valencia but turned violent in Barcelona, where youths set fire to garbage containers and broke windows outside the stock exchange.

"The Spanish economy is facing a brutal year of austerity cuts needed for the country to meet tough deficit reduction targets imposed by Brussels in order to reassure investors on the future of the euro zone."

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