Jul
01
2011

WaPo Discovers UK Anti-Austerity Protests

The Washington Post reports today on a one day walkout by public sector workers: The strikes are the first major uprising over the Conservative-led government's ambitious plans to slash $128 billion in spending over the next four years. I don't know how one defines "major uprising," but on March 26 hundreds of thousands hit the streets to protest the government's austerity plans. The Post didn't find them terribly newsworthy when they happened, running a brief item alongside other international news.