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Spanish police have fired rubber bullets and baton-charged protesters attending a rally against austerity.
The clashes occurred as protesters tried to tear down barriers blocking access to the parliament in Madrid, reports said.
Metal barriers had been placed around the building to block access from every possible direction.
Demonstrators - known as Indignants - say "Occupy Congress" is a protest against the kidnapping of democracy.
Spanish media reported at least 20 people had been arrested and 13 injured in the clashes, as police tried to prevent demonstrators gaining access to Congress.