Hundreds of Thousands of Spaniards Protest Extreme Austerity Measures (LIVE STREAM)
True Activist — Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards have taken to the streets across the country to protest the latest batch of austerity measures. Public employees, trade union members and fed-up citizens marched in over 80 Spanish cities on Thursday.
Demonstrators carried flags and banners decorated with scissors, symbolizing the country’s harsh spending cuts. The streets of Madrid were paralyzed by the boundless crowds of people.
The protests were organized by unions, who have been outraged by the government’s new measures – which include an elimination of Christmas bonuses for civil servants. The demonstrations went on peacefully with no major incidents reported.
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