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|User Info||Your Daily Spain Update. SAVED or not SAVED?; entered at 2012-07-19 16:21:09|
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MASSIVE PROTEST MARCHES HAPPENING IN MANY MAJOR CITIES ACROSS SPAIN TONIGHT:|
Spain's protest movement grows, morphs as cuts bite
Some estimating the crowds have swelling to more than a 80,000 in Madrid alone and upwards to one million nationwide.
With parliament, besieged for the last week, voting on a package of 65 billion euros ($79.38 billion) of spending cuts and tax hikes, civil servants stopped traffic and invaded ministries ahead of marches called by trade unions in more than 80 cities on Thursday evening.
But since Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced the austerity steps last week there have been daily demonstrations drawing groups that have previously stayed away.
On Thursday, policemen and members of the Civil Guard took the unusual step of joining the protests.
Indeed newest tweets and local chat room entries are indicating the crowd is moving on the parliament building in Madrid and the police have left their usual assignment and joined the protest taking little action to secure the area around the legislature.
This comment seen on social media tonight by a Spanish protester:
we are preparing a huge march on Madrid, another one, to tell the government to make public reform and provide a more tolerable life, we are not going to tolerate them, what they want is to destroy us all, to destroy the country, we will not stand for this!!
Huge protests against austerity cuts erupt in Spain
One protest sign held by a marcher stated;
"There isn't a shortage of money -- there are too many thieves,"
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Last modified: 2012-07-19 16:58:31 by videopro