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London, 30/11/2011. An estimated 2.6 million public sector workers went on strike today in the UK against pension reform and cuts to public services that the Coalition Government is pushing through Parliament. A march in central London saw tens of thousands protesting against the Government's new policies and austerity measures. Heavy police presence was met with indignation especially in Trafalgar Square, which was literally divided in two using the steel riot walls (metal cordons) built to prohibit the protesters reaching Whitehall. At around 15:00, dozens of protesters stormed the office of the mining company XStrata in Panton Street (near Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square) but they were quickly evicted by police officers. 20 arrests were made. There were some clashes between police officers and protesters when the police coach carrying those arrested attempted to leave Haymarket.
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London, 30/11/2011. An estimated 2.6 million public sector workers went on strike today in the UK against pension reform and cuts to public services that the Coalition Government is pushing through Parliament. A march in central London saw tens of thousands protesting against the Government's new policies and austerity measures. Heavy police presence was met with indignation especially in Trafalgar Square, which was literally divided in two using the steel riot walls (metal cordons) built to...
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