Spain

Spanish woes deepen as more protests take place


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Small but very noisy protests against austerity measures have broken out across Spain but especially in the capital Madrid this week.

In protests earlier this week protesters tried to encircle the parliament building as legislators discussed further measures. Further protests last night became violent and during the week there have been a number of arrests and injuries in and around the centre of the capital.

With unemployment standing at around 25% and the country allegedly edging towards a Eurozone bailout, Prime Minister Rajoy has been trying to calm down expectations despite an increasingly deep recession.

Meanwhile, Catalan President Artur Mas has called for an election in the region on 25th November with the aim of pushing for ‘self-determination’, a move that will add further pressure on the prime minister.

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