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(en) Spain: Successful General Strike

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Fri, 11 Apr 2003 14:44:43 +0200 (CEST)

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Thousands of people demonstrated on Thursday right through to the evening.
In Madrid about 15,000 marched in the morning with about 80,000 in the
afternoon. In Barcelone there were about 45,000 at the early demo and
around 150,000 in the afternoon. Alicante saw 25,000 answer the CGT and
UGT's call and in even in Melilla there were about 4,000. Finally, over
30,000 people marched in Valladolid.
"Not one soldier, not one Euro, not one bullet for this war", read the
banner that opened the demonstration in Madrid by the Union of Students,
which was also joined by the UGT and CGT. The demonstrators, who carried
placards reading "Against the imperialist war" or "no to the war", passed
through the centre of Madrid from Atocha Station to Plaza de la Puerta del
In Barcelona, about 40,000 people (according to an AFP journalist who was
present), marched through the streets in the city centre to protest
against the war. It was a long, orderly march that occupied the whole Via
Layetana (about two and a half kilometers) and saw the participation of
workers, students and many young people shouting slogans against the war
and for peace.
Photos from the various demonstrations in Seville, Barajas, Malaga and
Madrid are available on the CGT's General Strike website:

Further photos from Seville online at: www.cgt.es/andalucia

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