Thousands of Spaniards protest in Madrid

Spanish crowds march through the streets of Madrid, calling for fundamental changes to Spain's political and economic system.

August 6, 2011 15:13
Thousands protest in Spain

Thousands protest in Spain 311 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Thousands of protesters march through the streets of Madrid.

Dubbed the "Indignants", they are calling for fundamental changes to Spain's political and economic system.

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It is a cry that comes as the country struggles to deal with mounting public debt and an unemployment rate over 20 percent.

"This system isn't working. The working class and the poor classes are paying the price of the disasters caused by the bankers and speculators. The people we voted for constitutionally are incapable of halting the speculation of the markets."

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