Clashes break out between police and demonstrators as thousands of people take part in a demonstration on the streets in Brussels, Belgium. About 100,000 protesters took part in the demonstration
A man walks past a graffiti of Sausage, a stray dog, painted by street artists Smart, N_Grams and Martinez in Athens on Monday. The ginger mongrel, called Loukanikos, found fame after appearing at anti-austerity protests and barking at riot police at the height of Greece’s debt crisis, has died of a heart attack
Anti-riot police clash with anti-austerity protesters near the Capodimonte museum during the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday in Naples
Cleaning ladies employed by the public sector demonstrate at the entrance to the Finance Ministry in Athens, Greece, during a protest against layoffs
A demonstrator stands as he participates in a 24-hour general strike in Athens. Greek unions held a 24-hour anti-austerity strike on Wednesday shutting down ferry services to the country’s world-famous islands, disrupting rail travel and closing pharmacies and several government offices.
Commuters cast long shadows as they walk along Lisbon’s Comercio square during a partial strike by the city’s subway workers. The strikers are protesting against salary cuts and other austerity measures linked to Portugal’s 2014 national budget.
Firemen take part in a demonstration of Italian trade unions Cobas and Usb against austerity measures and European politics. Thousands of people protested against economic austerity in Rome today as partial transport strikes across the country cancelled dozens of flights and snarled buses and trains.
Protesters chant slogans and carry a banner reading “No”, during a rally organised by Greece’s Adedy main public sector union in Athens on Thursday. Hundreds of state employees took part in the rally and held a four-hour work stoppage to protest against planned mandatory public sector employee transfers and suspensions as part of the government’s austerity drive
Municipal public school guard Yiorgos Avramidis, centre, from the town of Edessa in northern Greece, is comforted by colleagues in front of a police line guarding parliament in Athens.
Commuters walk along Praça do Comércio during a 24-hour subway workers strike in Lisbon, Portugal on Thursday.
Students, teachers and parents protest against the government’s cost-cutting reform plans in education as part of austerity measures, in front of the Education Delegation building in Malaga, southern Spain, during a nationwide general strike called by the education sector
Protesters against austerity and property taxes outside the Ballymascanlon Hotel in Dundalk, Ireland where Taoiseach Enda Kenny was due to have lunch after officially opening the new eBay Inc European Operations Centre.
Pensioners shout slogans and hold a flag depicting Che Guevara during an anti-austerity demonstration in central Athens on Friday.