24 Sep 2012 23:00
Public school teachers in Barcelona protest against austerity measures following the mobilization of public school teachers in Catalonia. Today, September 26, 2012, was the first day of the two-day strike called for by teachers in Catalonia. The protest, held in front of the Palace of the Generalitat, the seat of the regional government of Catalonia, had a festive tone. They protested against layoffs of more than 3000 teachers, budget cuts in public schools, increased student-teacher ratio, rising prices and taxes and for the decrease in grants and financial assistance to families.