Italian Politics

Thousands Rally against Italy’s Monti Austerity.

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Mario Monti was appointed a year ago when Italy came close to a Greek-style debt crisis, Prime Minister Monti has pushed through many painful tax increases and many spending cuts to rein in public finances at a time when schools and universities are desperately in need more support.  "We need to fight for our rights. This government doesn't represent us and these austerity measures and all the cuts they've introduced are totally anti-democratic," said student protester Tommaso Bernardi, attending a rally in Rome.

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