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Sun Apr 22, 2012, 11:22 AM

Tens of thousands of Czechs protest budget cuts

Source: Business Week

Tens of thousands of people rallied in the Czech capital on Saturday to protest government reforms and austerity cuts in one of the biggest anti-government demonstrations here since the collapse of communism almost 23 years ago.

The protesters from all over the country urged the government to abandon the cuts and resign. They also are demanding early parliamentary elections.

Blowing vuvuzelas and beating drums, the protesters marched to Prague's Wenceslas Square, disrupting downtown traffic.

"The government must go," said Jaroslav Zavadil, head of the country's major umbrella organization of unions, the Czech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions.

Read more: http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-04/D9U9APLO0.htm



Tens of thousands protesting against the right-leaning government austerity cuts.

This kind of real protest inspires workers around the world. Just say NO to right-wing budget cuts that harm people. Glad to see young Czechs standing up!



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Sun Apr 22, 2012, 01:31 PM

1. I love the dude with the mace!

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Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:59 PM

2. Well, that's one more European Union country rebelling against German austerity at least in part.

That I know of:

Czech Republic
Slovakia
Hungary
Greece
Portugal
Spain
France (Le Pen) vote
Italy
Holland (!!!)

Holding out forever, seemingly, United Kingdom.

Also not using the Euro from the get-go: Denmark and Sweden.

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