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750,000 Britons strike over austerity proposals

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, June 30, 2011 12:56 EDT
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British public workers Thursday marked a day of protest as over 750,000 went on strike in opposition to austerity measures that would raise the retirement age, increase pension contributions and cut retirement payouts.

Reports noted that over 300 schools were shut down by the strike, along with passport offices along the nation’s border and some sea ports.

This video is from Al Jazeera English, broadcast Thursday, June 30, 2011.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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