Miners on strike stand behind barricades of buring tires on A-66 motorway on strike to protest government spending cuts in the mining sector, in Pola de Lena

 
Miners on strike stand behind barricades of buring tires on A-66 motorway on strike to protest government spending cuts in the mining sector, in Pola de Lena
Miners on strike stand behind barricades of buring tires on the A-66 motorway, on the first day of a strike to protest the government's spending cuts in the mining sector, in Pola de Lena, near Oviedo, northern Spain, May 23, 2012. Spain's economy is contracting for the second time since late 2009 and four years of stagnation and recession have pushed unemployment above 24 percent, the highest rate in the European Union. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso (SPAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST ENERGY BUSINESS COMMODITIES POLITICS)