Spain. Finance. Mining. Strike 2012A

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Spanish miners fire homemade rockets towards Spanish Civil Guards in Cinera, near Oviedo, northern Spain on June 19, 2012. Spanish coal miners burned tyres and blocked roads on June 18, 2012 during a mass strike to protest against subsidy cuts that they say threaten tens of thousands of jobs. Spain's cash-strapped central government has slashed subsidies to the coal sector this year to 111 million euros ($142 million) from 301 million euros last year, part of wide-ranging cuts to lower its deficit (c) Pedro Armestre