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Thousands Surround Spanish Parliament in Bid to “Occupy Congress” and Stop Austerity

by , posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 at 11:22 am

from Democracy Now!

Thousands of people surrounded the Spanish Parliament in Madrid on Tuesday to protest austerity measures and the loss of public confidence in elected leaders. The “Occupy Congress” protest came as the conservative administration of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy prepares to unveil further austerity measures on Thursday. After hours of protest, police in riot gear charged against demonstrators with batons and fired rubber bullets. Thirty-five people were arrested and at least 60 people were injured. We go to Madrid to speak with independent journalist Maria Carrion.