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Europe Protests in Pictures

Protestors across Europe have taken to the streets to demonstrate against austerity measures imposed by governments as a result of the debt crisis and recession.

Governments are planning measures that include public pay freezes, tax raises, increases in retirement age and possible pension cuts. In 13 European capital cities, general strikes and other demonstrations against public spending cuts have been organized by trade unions and work groups, causing congestion, public disorder and even violence.

Click ahead for scenes from the protests in Europe, which will be updated at the situation progresses.

Posted 29 Sept 2010

Photo: Pedre Armestre