Mass Protest in Madrid Against Austerity

03/23/2014 Madrid_march_22nd

Sunday March 23rd 2014
Madrid Spain
Brandon Jourdan

Clashes broke out as hundreds of thousands converged in the Spanish capital for a “March of Dignity” against austerity and the right-wing government.

Over 100 people were injured and at least two dozen arrested after clashes broke out following an anti-austerity rally in Madrid last night. Arriving in six columns from all over the country (many of them on foot), hundreds of thousands of protesters converged upon the Spanish capital as part of a nationwide “March of Dignity”. As Spain enters its sixth year of crisis, with unemployment at a shocking 26% and nearly half a million families having been evicted from their homes since 2008, the indignation naturally runs high.

Deep Dish TV producer Brandon Jourdan of Global Uprisings was in Madrid last night and captured this footage from the front-lines:

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