Monday, November 07, 2005

Striking Coal Miners in Spain

A coal miner stands beside Spanish policemen in full riot gear during a protest by miners on strike, blocking the motorway between Oviedo and Gijon, in northern Spain November 4, 2005. Coal miners are holding a protest demanding better labour conditions in their sector. REUTERS/Alonso Gonzalez
A Spanish riot policeman stands between two striking miners blocking the motorway between Oviedo and Gijon, in northern Spain, November 3, 2005. Riot police fired rubber bullets at a group of striking miners blocking the motorway with burning tyres as part of a protest over labour conditions. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

A striking coal miner hurls an object towards riot police in Langreo, near Oviedo, in the northern Spain's region of Asturias November 7, 2005. The coal miners who went on strike last week were protesting against government plans to curb miners' rights to early retirement. REUTERS/Alonso Gonzalez

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