In the StreetsEuropean Nations Protest Austerity Measures (PHOTOS)11.14.12In the StreetsEuropean Nations Protest Austerity Measures (PHOTOS)n synchronized demonstrations in Spain, Portugal, Greece and Italy, Europeans took the streets to reject the harsh spending cuts. See photos.11.14.12 8:45 PM ETFernando Hernandez / AP Photo Riot police apprehend a protestor during a general strike in Valencia, Spain on Wednesday. Spain's main trade unions stage a general strike, coinciding with similar work stoppages in Portugal and Greece, to protest government-imposed austerity measures and labor reforms. The strike is the second in Spain this year. Andres Kudacki / AP Photo Police riots stand guard in front of a restaurant as the owner waits for the protestors to leave. Lluis Gene / AFP / Getty Images Riot policemen stand on guard in Madrid on Wednesday. Gregorio Borgia / AP Photo Demonstrators clash with policemen in riot gear during a protest in Rome. Protesters clashed with police in various demonstrations in Rome, Milan, Turin, Padua and Brescia. Gregorio Borgia / AP PhotoDemonstrators clash with policemen in riot gears in Rome. Fred Dufour / AFP / Getty Images A protestor holds a flair during a demonstration called by unions in Paris. Petros Giannakouris / AP Photo A protester covers her head in a plastic bag, meant to show that austerity measures are suffocating Greeks, outside Parliament during a union protest in Athens.