Thousands in #Spain turn out for Madrid anti-austerity protests

In Spain a large number of protestors took to the streets.

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Tens of thousands of people from all over Spain rallied in the capital on Saturday against punishing austerity measures enacted by the government, which is trying to save the country from financial collapse.

Spain is stuck in a double-dip recession with unemployment close to 25 percent. The conservative government of the Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, has introduced sharp cuts and raised taxes in a move to reduce the deficit and to reassure investors and officials from the 17-nation euro zone.

The marchers in Madrid unfurled banners with slogans like “Let’s go! They are ruining the country and we have to stop them.”

“This government’s policies are causing too much pain,” said a union leader, Ignacio Fernández Toxo. “It’s a lie that there isn’t another way to restore the economy.”

The situation looks to get worse. At a meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Cyprus, Spain announced that…

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