Miners at war

Follow my blog with BloglovinSpanish miners raging against government cuts blocked off a highway with a burning barricade of tires before clashing with security forces in Asturias, north of Spain.

Many strikers took the high ground by climbing a nearby hill, firing a homemade rocket launcher at the security forces below.

With state subsidies to take a massive 64 per cent cut – from 300 million euro to 110 million – the miners have vowed to fight again measures which could very well put them among the 24.4 per cent of Spaniards who are unemployed.

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