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Riot police officers shoot tear gas against miners, unseen, during clashes following a demonstration after blocking a motorway in Campomanes, Oviedo, Spain, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Strikes, road blockades, and mine sit-ins continue as 8,000 mineworkers at over 40 coal mines in northern Spain continue their protests against government action to cut coal subsidies. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Spanish miner protests escalate

June 16, 2012

Clashes between coal miners and riot police in Spain escalated as miners fired rockets at riot police near the "El Soton" mine during clashes in El Entrego near Oviedo, Spain, Friday, June 15, 2012.