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Over 20,000 Spainards Protest Austerity Measures

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posted on May, 17 2011 @ 08:14 AM
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As the World civil unrest grows, The Spanish people begin to tell their government that they will not pay for it's mistakes.



An internet movement called 'Real Democracy Now' mobilized an estimated 20,000 people on Sunday in Madrid, where a small group of protestors engaged in acts of street violence, burning garbage containers and damaging bus shelters.

Five police officers and two other people were injured as demonstrators clashed with riot police. Twenty-four people were detained.

Rallies were also staged in Barcelona, Malaga, Alicante, Valencia, Palma de Majorca and other cities. They were backed by about 400 associations representing ecologists, the unemployed, people unable to pay mortgages, opponents of neo-liberalism and globalization, among others.


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