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Large demonstrations in the United Kingdom and Poland

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Public sector workers take part in a marchl on June 30, 2011 in Bristol, England. Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers, including teachers and civil servants, across the UK are staging a mass strike today in protest at the governments planned cuts to pensions.

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Members of the Solidarity trade union shout slogans during the biggest demonstration in three years against the government's economic policy in Warsaw on June 30, 2011. Several thousand union activists rallied in the Polish capital accusing the government of sidelining social and economic problems, as Poland braces to take the helm of the EU. Solidarity is best known internationally for having helped bring down Poland's communist regime in 1989.

Greece protests have quieted today, but elsewhere in Europe, people are protesting economic conditions. More on the strikes in the UK, where many of the schools are closed.