Protesters rage against austerity cutbacks and tax hikes in Spain

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
By Paul Martin

Spain’s government was hit by the country’s financial crisis on two fronts on Tuesday as protestors enraged with austerity cutbacks and tax hikes clashed with police near Parliament while the nation’s borrowing costs increased in an auction of its debt.

TelegraphUK
25 Sep 2012

More than 1,000 riot police blocked off access to the Parliament building in the heart of Madrid, forcing most protesters to crowd nearby avenues and shutting down traffic at the height of the evening rush hour.

Police used batons to push back some protesters at the front of the march attended by an estimated 6,000 people as tempers flared, and some demonstrators broke down barricades and threw rocks and bottles toward authorities.

Television images showed officers beating protesters in response, and an Associated Press television producer saw several people dragged away by police and one protester with his head bloodied. Spain’s state TV said at least nine people were injured, including one officer, and that 15 were detained.

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