Coal miners fire rockets at police during in Spain

1. Miners fire homemade rocket launchers at riot police near the Soton coal mine near Oviedo. Strikes, road blockades, and mine sit-ins continue as 8,000 mine-workers at more than 40 coal mines in northern Spain continue their protests against government plans to cut coal subsidies.

Coal miners fire rockets at police during in Spain

2. Spanish photojournalist Jose Ramon Silveira shows where he was hit in the chest by a rubber bullet fired by riot police at the Soton mine in El Entrego, near Oviedo

Coal miners fire rockets at police during in Spain

3. A coal miner fires a home-made rocket from behind shields at the Soton coal mine in El Entrego, near Oviedo, northern Spain

Coal miners fire rockets at police during in Spain

4. 15 June 2012: A miner fires a home-made rocket as he hides behind a wall with graffiti which reads, For your future, during a clash with Spanish national riot police inside the El Soton coal mine in El Entrego, near Oviedo

Coal miners fire rockets at police during in Spain

5. 14 June 2012: Coal miners and their families march on a national main road N 630 between Robla village and Leon, northern Spain

Coal miners fire rockets at police during in Spain

6. 13 June 2012: An effigy of Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is seen hanging at the entrance of the Pozo Santiago mine in Caborana

Coal miners fire rockets at police during in Spain

7. 12 June 2012: Miners block a motorway with a barricade of burning tyres in Campomanes, Oviedo

Coal miners fire rockets at police during in Spain

8. 12 June 2012: Coal miners with their helmet lamps lit march through the streets of the city of Leon

Coal miners fire rockets at police during in Spain

9. 12 June 2012: Spanish coal miners prepare a meal as they spend their 23rd day underground during a sit-in in Santa Cruz del Sil, near Leon

Coal miners fire rockets at police during in Spain

10. 8 June 2012: Wives of the Spanish coal miners who are protesting underground in a mine in Santa Cruz del Sil gather near the entrance of the mine

Coal miners fire rockets at police during in Spain

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