Debt crisis: European Union workers stage anti-austerity protests and strikes

 1. Spanish riot police clash with protesters in Valencia, eastern Spain

Debt crisis: European Union workers stage anti-austerity protests and strikes

2. Riot policemen arrest a protester in Valencia during the general strike

Debt crisis: European Union workers stage anti-austerity protests and strikes

3. A demonstrator and a riot police officer clash during a protest against austerity measures in Rome

Debt crisis: European Union workers stage anti-austerity protests and strikes

4. Demonstrators shout slogans in front of a shop at Barajas airport in Madrid, forcing it to close for business

Debt crisis: European Union workers stage anti-austerity protests and strikes

5. A police officer is helped by a colleague after getting hurt during the general strike in Madrid

Debt crisis: European Union workers stage anti-austerity protests and strikes

6. A car is set on fire on the road to the CEAO industrial estate in Lugo, northwestern Spain

Debt crisis: European Union workers stage anti-austerity protests and strikes

7. Demonstrators set up a barricade of burning tyres at the main entrance of Mercabarna, the biggest wholesale market in Barcelona

Debt crisis: European Union workers stage anti-austerity protests and strikes

8. A protester holds a flare during a demonstration in Lisbon, Portugal

Debt crisis: European Union workers stage anti-austerity protests and strikes

9. Demonstrators clash with police in riot gear during a protest against austerity measures in Milan, Italy

Debt crisis: European Union workers stage anti-austerity protests and strikes

10. Clashes erupt between protesters and Italian Carabinieri riot police during a demonstration in Rome

Debt crisis: European Union workers stage anti-austerity protests and strikes

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