Police in Spain Protesting Cuts

May be losing Christmas bonuses and some disability and sick leave benefits. Sacrifice? Why can't the Germans do it for them?


Spanish austerity measures are cutting deep into the public sector. In Madrid around one hundred police officers came out to protest against plans to cut their 13-month pay check which they receive at Christmas along with disability and sick leave benefits.

"We are protesting against the policy of the government of the Popular Party, against the series of cuts in the public sector in general and in the Spanish Police in particular, " said one protesting police officer.