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Protesters clash with Guardia di Finanza during a protest in front of the Ministry of Finance building in downtown Rome

Protesters clash with Guardia di Finanza during a protest in front of the Ministry of Finance building in downtown Rome October 19, 2013. Scuffles broke out in Rome on Saturday as tens of thousands of people marched through Italy's capital to protest against unemployment, government cuts and big construction projects they say take money away from social services. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (ITALY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Thousands protest against austerity in Italy, Portugal

October 19, 2013

Tens of thousands of people protested against austerity in Italy and

Portugal on Saturday, with clashes between riot police and dozens of

activists outside the finance ministry in Rome. (AFP)