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"Abolish austerity " Brussels protesters tell EU leaders

Thousands of protesters, some dressed as ghouls and firing flares, demanded on Thursday that EU leaders meeting in Brussels put an end to government spending cuts blamed for mass joblessness and a growing social crisis in parts of Europe.Holding banners saying "Abolish austerity" and "Education cuts never heal", demonstrators marched towards the Brussels building where EU leaders gathered for a summit.The protesters braved unseasonable snow to try to push the 27 EU member governments to do more for Europe's 26 million unemployed and end the euro zone's second recession since 2009."Abolish all austerity and start listening to the people who are in the streets protesting all over Europe," said Pascoe Sabido, who left England for Belgium after he lost his job.Police said several thousand people, some masked and dressed as ghouls, turned out to protest peacefully, though their frustration was obvious in banners that read: "No to austerity. Away with governments. Jail the bankers."About 150...

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