Home > Economy > 1 million+ march against Spain’s austerity measures | RT

1 million+ march against Spain’s austerity measures | RT

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.

MORE INFORMATION & PHOTOS: http://on.rt.com/dwgqk1

SEE ALSO:

Protesters took to the streets of 80 Spanish cities on Thursday night after prime minister Mariano Rajoy’s People’s party (PP) pushed a €65bn (£51bn) austerity package through parliament and the country paid record prices to borrow money from sceptical markets.

More than 100,000 people were estimated to have joined in demonstrations called by trades unions, with about 50,000 gathering in Madrid. Police fired rubber bullets to disperse the protesters in Madrid.

via Spanish take to streets in protest as MPs pass €65bn austerity package | Business | The Guardian.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.