Spanish Miners Fire Rockets in Clashes With Police
Posted on: 2012-07-07 16:28:56
When Western people have had enough of their government's criminality, this kind of occurrence is often inevitable. And it WILL get worse.
Coal miners in northern Spain have fired homemade rockets and hurled rocks at police as weeks of protests escalated into violence. Riot police retaliated with rubber bullets and smoke bombs.
About 200 miners have been on strike in protest against subsidy cuts which unions say will destroy the mines and threaten up to 30,000 jobs. There have been no reports of casualties from the clashes which took place in the town of Cinera.
A number of towns in the northern Spanish provinces of Asturias and Leon, where mining is a major industry, have seen tens of thousands of protesters take to the streets in recent weeks.