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Protests become way of life in Spanish recession

Justice civil servants shout slogans during a protest against government austerity measures, in front of the headquarters of Spain's centre-right People's Party (Partido Popular) in Madrid in this July 30, 2012 file photo. Spanish workers are increasingly walking off the job to protest wage reductions and privatisations by the government as it tackles a steep public deficit that last year threatened to bankrupt the country. REUTERS/Juan Medina/Files

Justice civil servants shout slogans during a protest against government austerity measures, in front of the headquarters of Spain's centre-right People's Party (Partido Popular) in Madrid in this July 30, 2012 file photo. Spanish workers are...more

Justice civil servants shout slogans during a protest against government austerity measures, in front of the headquarters of Spain's centre-right People's Party (Partido Popular) in Madrid in this July 30, 2012 file photo. Spanish workers are increasingly walking off the job to protest wage reductions and privatisations by the government as it tackles a steep public deficit that last year threatened to bankrupt the country. REUTERS/Juan Medina/Files
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Justice workers shout slogans in defense of the Spanish public justice system and against the raise of court and registry fees in front of Madrid's main court in this December 12, 2012 file photo. Spanish workers are increasingly walking off the job to protest wage reductions and privatisations by the government as it tackles a steep public deficit that last year threatened to bankrupt the country. REUTERS/Andrea Comas/Files

Justice workers shout slogans in defense of the Spanish public justice system and against the raise of court and registry fees in front of Madrid's main court in this December 12, 2012 file photo. Spanish workers are increasingly walking off the job...more

Justice workers shout slogans in defense of the Spanish public justice system and against the raise of court and registry fees in front of Madrid's main court in this December 12, 2012 file photo. Spanish workers are increasingly walking off the job to protest wage reductions and privatisations by the government as it tackles a steep public deficit that last year threatened to bankrupt the country. REUTERS/Andrea Comas/Files
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Healthcare workers shout slogans as they take part in a protest against the local government's plans to cut public healthcare spending in Madrid in this January 13, 2013 file photo. Spanish workers are increasingly walking off the job to protest wage reductions and privatisations by the government as it tackles a steep public deficit that last year threatened to bankrupt the country. REUTERS/Susana Vera/ Files

Healthcare workers shout slogans as they take part in a protest against the local government's plans to cut public healthcare spending in Madrid in this January 13, 2013 file photo. Spanish workers are increasingly walking off the job to protest wage...more

Healthcare workers shout slogans as they take part in a protest against the local government's plans to cut public healthcare spending in Madrid in this January 13, 2013 file photo. Spanish workers are increasingly walking off the job to protest wage reductions and privatisations by the government as it tackles a steep public deficit that last year threatened to bankrupt the country. REUTERS/Susana Vera/ Files
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Protesters surround police vans close to Spain's Parliament during a demonstration in Madrid in this September 25, 2012 file photo. Spanish workers are increasingly walking off the job to protest wage reductions and privatisations by the government as it tackles a steep public deficit that last year threatened to bankrupt the country. REUTERS/Andrea Comas/Files

Protesters surround police vans close to Spain's Parliament during a demonstration in Madrid in this September 25, 2012 file photo. Spanish workers are increasingly walking off the job to protest wage reductions and privatisations by the government...more

Protesters surround police vans close to Spain's Parliament during a demonstration in Madrid in this September 25, 2012 file photo. Spanish workers are increasingly walking off the job to protest wage reductions and privatisations by the government as it tackles a steep public deficit that last year threatened to bankrupt the country. REUTERS/Andrea Comas/Files
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