Spanish Miners’ Strike, solidarity protest, confrontation with Riot Police

June 22, 2012

Miners march past Pozo de Soton coal mine after fighting between police and miners to keep control of the pit. The miners have been on strike since the government announced cuts to mining subsidies due to austerity cuts which will mean an end to mining. Asturias. Northern Spain © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

 

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Miners march past Pozo de Soton coal mine after fighting between police and miners to keep control of the pit. The miners have been on strike since the government announced cuts to mining subsidies due to austerity cuts which will mean an end to mining. Asturias. Northern Spain © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners march past Pozo de Soton coal mine after fighting between police and miners to keep control of the pit. The miners have been on strike since the government announced cuts to mining subsidies due to austerity cuts which will mean an end to mining. Asturias. Northern Spain © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

John Cunningham ex Yorkshire NUM miner speak at a rally at Pozo Candin where miners have been occupying the pit. The miners have been on strike since the government announced cuts to mining subsidies due to austerity cuts which will mean an end to mining. Asturias. Northern Spain © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners march at Pozo Candin where miners have been occupying the pit. The miners have been on strike since the government announced cuts to mining subsidies due to austerity cuts which will mean an end to mining. Asturias. Northern Spain © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners march at Pozo Candin where miners have been occupying the pit. The miners have been on strike since the government announced cuts to mining subsidies due to austerity cuts which will mean an end to mining. Asturias. Northern Spain © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners march in Leon during the General Strike. The miners have been on strike since the government announced cuts to mining subsidies due to austerity cuts which will mean an end to mining. Asturias. Northern Spain © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Father and son march in Leon during the General Strike. The miners have been on strike since the government announced cuts to mining subsidies due to austerity cuts which will mean an end to mining. Asturias. Northern Spain © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners win running battles with police in Cinera after they have blocked the mountain road. The miners have been on strike since the government announced cuts to mining subsidies due to austerity cuts which will mean an end to mining. Leon, Northern Spain © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

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© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners fire fireworks at the police in Cinera after they have blocked the mountain road. The miners have been on strike since the government announced cuts to mining subsidies due to austerity cuts which will mean an end to mining. Asturias. Northern Spain © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners make a road blockade out of burning tires in La Robla. The miners have been on strike since the government announced cuts to mining subsidies due to austerity cuts which will mean an end to mining. Leon. Northern Spain © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners make a road blockade out of burning tires in La Robla. The miners have been on strike since the government announced cuts to mining subsidies due to austerity cuts which will mean an end to mining. Leon. Northern Spain © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners make a road blockade out of burning tires in La Robla. The miners have been on strike since the government announced cuts to mining subsidies due to austerity cuts which will mean an end to mining. Leon. Northern Spain © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners make a road blockade out of burning tires in La Robla. The miners have been on strike since the government announced cuts to mining subsidies due to austerity cuts which will mean an end to mining. Leon. Northern Spain © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

HD Video Footage © Jason N Parkinson/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners battle with riot police HD Video Footage © Jason N Parkinson/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners set fire to road blockades made of tyres near La Robla, HD Video Footage © Jason N Parkinson/reportdigital.co.uk