Over a million march across Spain against harsh austerity

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Jul 19, 2012 by

Eurozone ministers are expected to give their final approval of a huge bailout of Spanish banks on Friday. But in Madrid, police fired rubber-coated bullets to disperse protesters. They are angry at the latest budget cuts and tax hikes as demonstrations were held in 80 cities. Al Jazeera’s Paul Brennan reports from the capital, Madrid.

Spain police clash with austerity protesters


Jul 20, 2012 by

Over a million of government workers and trade union members marched in Barcelona, Madrid and dozens of smaller cities to protest against the latest round of harsh austerity measures designed to cut Spain’s bloated deficit. In almost 80 cities held demonstrations on Thursday which came after concerns over Spain’s attempts to restore market confidence in its economy resurfaced after a bond auction went poorly and its borrowing costs edged higher.

Protest Video: Over a million march across Spain against harsh


Jul 20, 2012 by

Police have used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse angry protesters thronging the streets of Spain. Dozens of people were injured and a number of activists detained during the latest nationwide anti-austerity demonstrations. In a major show of strength, hundreds of thousands have been taking part in the protests. People marched in 80 cities across the country to protest against more suffocating austerity which is to come. That’s after the German Parliament gave the green light to the 100-billion Euro bailout for the country’s battered banks. The EU’s finance ministers are now expected to approve the conditions for the financial lifeline to Madrid. Carlos Delclos, a sociologist at Pompeu Fabra University, believes the situation in Spain is only going to go from bad to worse.

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Jul 11, 2012 by

Spanish coal miners angered by huge cuts in government subsidies for their industry have converged on Madrid for protest rallies, after walking nearly three weeks under a blazing sun from the pits where they eke out a living. Two columns of miners met up in a Madrid suburb in the evening. The miners, wearing hard hats with lights turned on were joined by thousands of sympathisers in the city.

Spain’s anti-austerity frontline: Marching miners arrive in Madrid


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