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From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Spanish miners battle to protect industry from austerity
Wednesday 13 June 2012
by Our Foreign Desk
Striking coal miners blocked roads in northern Spain with burning tyres and fired missiles at riot police on Tuesday after officers tried to disperse their protest with tear gas and baton charges.
The miners were among 8,000 who kicked off a four-day strike on May 23 against the right-wing government’s decision to slash subsidies to the sector.
While some miners have remained underground for 23 days, thousands of others in the northern provinces of Asturias and Leon have staged mass street protests in defence of the coal industry and decent jobs.
“We have been using lengths of pipe to aim skyrockets, slings, golf ball launchers and even a homemade device to fire potatoes to keep the police away,” said Gerardo Cienfuegos, 39, who has been a miner since he was 16.
Mining has been an integral part of the economy of the two northern provinces since Roman times.
Miners are concerned that government cuts, including a reduction in mining subsidies from €300 million to €110 million (£241m to £88m), will mean the end of their industry.
Mieres Mayor Anibal Vazquez, who was elected after working 27 years underground, said: “The cuts proposed by the government will mean the death of mining here and the end of hope for many youngsters new to mining.”
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