Take Away Homes And Food, Expect Violence -1 Million Protest In 80 Cities In Spain

Over 1 million protestors angry protesters in 80 cities clashed violently with police who used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse large crowds.

The political turmoil in Spain continues to spiral out of country as police now find themselves battling not just against ‘hooligans’ but against other police officers, fire-fighters, public service workers and people from all walks of life.

The protests come as the people of Spain as harsh austerity measures literally mean people are having food and homes taken away from them as part of plan to pay for continued banker bailouts and shore up a financial conundrum created by years of corrupt politicians.
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.
Spain protests: Over a million march against harsh austerity

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.
Spain clashes video: Violence erupts as million-plus protest in 80 cities

Spanish police have clashed with protesters who marched against the latest batch of austerity measures. Over a million public employees, trade union members and fed-up citizens have taken to the streets in over 80 Spanish cities. Violence erupted in Madrid around midnight. Police used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowd as it tried to reach the congress building. In some more urban areas, activists set garbage containers on fire and tried to block police vehicle access. No injuries or arrests have been reported.

Spain, Madrid: Riot policemen remain on a street of Madrid during a protest against the Spanish government’s latest austerity measures, on July 19, 2012. (AFP Photo / Pedro Armestre)

Spain, Madrid: A man stands in front of riot policemen on a street of Madrid during a protest against the Spanish government’s latest austerity measures, on July 19, 2012. (AFP Photo / Pedro Armestre)

Spain, Madrid : A man holds a sign reading “Spaniards, Franco is back” on a street of Madrid during a protest against the Spanish government’s latest austerity measures, on July 19, 2012. (AFP Photo / Pedro Armestre)

Spain, Madrid : people demonstrate against the Spanish government’s latest austerity measures in the center of Madrid on July 19, 2012.(AFP Photo / Dominique Faget)

Firemen spray water over demonstrators during a protest against government austerity measures in Madrid. (REUTERS / Sergio Perez)

Protesters march during a demonstration against government austerity measures, in central Valencia

Firefighters pose naked in front of a banner during a demonstration against government cuts inside their fire station in Mieres (REUTERS / Eloy Alonso)

A demonstrator dresses as an skeleton during a protest against government austerity measures in Madrid (REUTERS / Sergio Perez)

Civil servants shout slogans during a protest against government austerity measures in Madrid (REUTERS / Sergio Perez)

Firemen participate in a protest against government austerity measures in Barcelona.(REUTERS / Albert Gea)

SPAIN, Barcelona : A woman holds a banner rwhich translates as “culture is not a luxury” during a demonstration organized by Unions on July 19, 2012 in Barcelona, against the government’s welfare cuts. In the latest measures to lower Spain’s deficit, conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced 65 billion euros’ ($80 billion) worth of savings measures. (AFP Photo / Josep Largo)

Spain, Madrid : Thousands of people protest against the Spanish government’s latest austerity measures, in Madrid, on July 19, 2012. AFP Photo / Pedro Armestre)

Spain, Barcelona : A man protests during a demonstration organized by Unions on July 19, 2012 in Barcelona, against the government’s welfare cuts. (AFP Photo / Josep Lago)

Spain, Madrid : Spanish actors Javier Bardem his brother Carlos Bardem and their mother Pilar Bardem demonstrate against the Spanish government’s latest austerity measures in Madrid on July 19, 2012. (AFP Photo/ Dominiwue Faget)

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