EU File: Strikes hit Portuguese ports, refineries; thousands protest anti-austerity measures in Spain, Portugal; 1.5 million marchers in Barcelona demand bailout from Madrid, threaten secession of Catalonia; communist mayor in Andalusia loots supermarkets, distributes “proceeds” to food banks
September 18, 2012
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Over the past week, public unrest over government austerity measures has gripped the Iberian Peninsula. The story about Spain’s communist “Robin Hood” mayor is from late August, but shows the far left’s contempt for law and order.