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Miners block road in Spain during protest of cuts

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Demonstrating miners carry a tree trunk to be used in a barricade to block off the N66 national highway in Campomanes, near Oviedo in northern Spain on May 30. Eight Spanish coal miners are staging a protest underground as part of nationwide strike action by unions opposed to cuts in government subsidies to the sector. General Workers Union mining spokesman Victor Fernandez said some 8,000 workers took part in the third of four strike days this month to protest against subsidy reductions from euros 300 million to euros 110 million.

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A demonstrating miner gestures after he and others blocked off the N66 national highway in Campomanes, near Oviedo in northern Spain on May 30. Eight Spanish coal miners are staging a protest underground as part of nationwide strike action by unions opposed to cuts in government subsidies to the sector.

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Spanish Civil Guards move in to disperse demonstrating miners in Campomanes, near Oviedo in northern Spain on May 30. Eight Spanish coal miners are staging a protest underground as part of nationwide strike action by unions opposed to cuts in government subsidies to the sector.