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Luxembourg: Euro-demonstration against austerity

22 June 2011
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Luxemburger Wort

Luxemburger Wort, 22 June 2011

Close to 15,000 demonstrators according to the organisers (7,500 according to police) marched on 21 June in Luxembourg City to protest against "European economic governance" and to voice a "massive ‘no’ to austerity," as the Voix du Luxembourg headline explains. Organised by the European Trade Union Confederation, the "euro-demonstration" attracted protesters from Luxembourg, "from the state’s near neighbours, and countries further afield such as Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, Lithuania etc." The demonstrators’ goal was to send a message to MEPs, who, on 23 and 24 June, will vote on a package of economic governance measures.