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Protests rock Spain, Portugal

Mass protests in Spain and Portugal, against ever tougher austerity measures, have ramped up the pressure on Iberian governments struggling to avoid international bailouts.

world Updated: Sep 16, 2012 22:56 IST

Mass protests in Spain and Portugal, against ever tougher austerity measures, have ramped up the pressure on Iberian governments struggling to avoid international bailouts.


Tens of thousands of chanting protesters from across Spain packed the centre of Madrid on Saturday. Many blew whistles and chanted "we are not paying for this crisis".

Meanwhile over 100,000 people took to the streets of Lisbon and other Portuguese cities to protest against fresh austerity measures recently announced by their centre-right government.