2 Jun 2013

Barcelona firefighters protest over budget cuts

Catalonia firefighters were starting fires rather than putting them out this week during a demonstration held in Barcelona. The emergency workers clashed with riot police while protesting over austerity cuts in the recession hit Catalonian capital.

Hundreds of firefighters, sporting yellow helmets and red jackets, grappled with police amid concerns over the latest proposed budget cuts. They say any further reductions in staff and spending would put the ‘safety of workers and the people of Catalonia’ at risk.

Metro UK