Thousands protest EU austerity ahead of ECB meeting

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Thousands took to the streets to protest against EU austerity policies in the Cypriot capital of Nicosia on Tuesday, a day ahead of a European Central Bank (ECB) meeting on the island. Protesters carried symbolic coffins on the march bearing messages of anti-austerity. The event was organised by 18 separate groups made up of student groups, trade unions, teachers, and various other organisations, which oppose the ECBs bailout program.