Italians march against austerity

(Reuters) Protests against public spending cuts in Italy are just a start and could escalate in coming months as they have on the streets of other European countries, striking Italian workers said on Tuesday.

Flanked by students and pensioners, workers joined marches in cities from Palermo to Turin, voicing opposition to a proposed 45.5 billion euro austerity package and discontent with the way Italy is being steered through the euro zone crisis.

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