Anti-austerity movement

opposition to austerity measures, especially in Europe

The anti-austerity movement refers to the mobilization of street protests and grassroots campaigns that has happened across many countries, especially in Europe, since the onset of the worldwide Great Recession.[1]

100,000 anti-austerity protesters in front of the Greek parliament in 2011

Anti-austerity actions are different and ongoing. They continue as of the present day. The global Occupy movement has arguably been the most noticeable physical enactment of anti-austerity and populist sentiment.


  1. Krugman, Paul (1 July 2010). "Myths of Austerity". The New York Times.