Dozens of buses crisscross main Lisbon bridge to protest Portugal austerity measures

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Buses carrying protestors cross Lisbon’s April 25th bridge on Saturday, Oct. 19 2013, to take part in a demonstration called by Portugal’s main union CGTP, General Confederation of Portuguese Workers, against the government’s austerity measures. A protest march across the bridge was forbidden by the government and the union opted to bring the protestors in buses from across the Tagus river. (AP Photo/Armando Franca) (The Associated Press)

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Protests in Rome turn violent as demonstrators attack economy ministry

Anti-austerity rally in Rome turns violent as a small band of rioters clash with police

Italy: anti-austerity protesters throw eggs, firecrackers outside Finance Ministry

Carabinieri (Italian paramilitary police) officers hold their shields to protect themselves from smoke bombs thrown by demonstrators during a protest in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Anti-austerity protesters in Rome threw eggs and firecrackers at the Finance Ministry during a march against cuts to welfare programs and a shortage in low-income housing. More than 4,000 riot police were dispatched to maintain order as tens of thousands of protesters marched through the capital on Saturday. There were moments of tension when demonstrators passed near the headquarters of an extreme-right group, but police intervened when a few bottles were thrown. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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