An indefinite strike was launched on 31st of May when 2 sets of mining crew immediately withdrew their labour whilst working in dangeous and unsanitary conditions,
They have been converging since Tuesday on Madrid, for huge protest rallies, joined by thousands of sympathisers in the city. One group of about 160 miners have walked all the way from the Northern Asturia and Leon Regions, as much as 250 miles away.
They are angry, passionate and well organised. Militant and disruptive, when attacked they will fight back, their will is strong. The governments position is a weak one, especially when it looks as if they have the people on their side. They are an inspiration to us all.
International Support for
the Asturian Spanish Miners
A Spanish Miners message from the burning barricades.
This is their civil War
Spanish Miners Battle Austerity