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Angry protests in Spain over austerity plans
Demonstrators shout against the provincial representative of the Government, Maria Cifuentes, centre, during a protest against the recent austerity measures on Friday.Andres Kudacki / AP
AP: Spanish civil servants, many dressed in mourning black, took to the streets Friday in angry protest as the government approved new sweeping austerity measures that include wage cuts and tax increases for a country struggling under a recession and an unemployment rate of near 25 percent.