Police in Spain Clash with Austerity Protesters

0 Posted by - July 20, 2012 - Career & Business, Conspiracies & Scandals, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Police State

Screen shot 2012 07 20 at 11.16.38 AM 300x167 Police in Spain Clash with Austerity ProtestersSpanish police have fired rubber bullets and charged protesters in central Madrid after a huge demonstration against economic crisis measures.

Thick smoke hung in the air early on Friday from plastic bins set alight by protestors chased by police, who hit them with batons when some tried to reach the heavily-guarded parliament at the end of a mostly peaceful march.

AFP reporters at the scene said dozens of protesters lingered, some throwing bottles at police, near the Puerta del Sol, the big square at the heart of the city where a march of hundreds of thousands wound up late Thursday.

A police official said that officers arrested seven people and six others were injured.

CONTINUED at Aljazeera. Video at link.

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