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Thousands protest against austerity in Italy, Portugal

UNITED:The demonstration in Rome brought together various protest groups, including migrant rights advocates and campaigners for affordable housing


Among the most contested measures is a plan to cut civil service salaries by between 2.5 percent and 12 percent, as well as reducing pensions for former civil servants by 10 percent.

The cuts would not apply for salaries or pension payments below 600 euros (US$820) gross a month.

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