Thousands join Spanish anti-austerity protests


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The Independent Online

The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was yesterday forced to defend his government's austerity drive after thousands took to the streets in protest on Saturday. A total of 72,000 people protested across Spain, with 30,000 in Barcelona and 22,000 in Madrid, pictured, as Spaniards marked the first anniversary of the Indignant Movement [Indignados], which inspired similar anti-authority demonstrations across the world.