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Thousands protest Spain’s new labor reforms

MADRID — Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched throughout Spain yesterday in the first large-scale show of anger over new labor rules that make it easier for companies to fire workers and pull out of collective bargaining agreements.

The country’s main trade unions organized marches in 57 cities, including Madrid. They began midmorning in Cordoba in the south and ended with evening marches in Toledo and Valencia.

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