Tens of thousands of protesters from across Spain converged in Madrid on Saturday calling for an end to EU-imposed austerity.
The so-called "Dignity Marches" in support of the country's worst-off urged the conservative government not to pay its international debts and to tackle unemployment of 26 percent.
The OECD says the economic crisis has hit Spain's poor more than in any other country in the group.
The European Central Bank has lowered its benchmark interest rate to 0.25% from 0.5% - a new record low.
Riot police stormed the defunct Greek state television headquarters in Athens, ending a five-month sit-in from protesters against the broadcaster's closure.
The government took the channel, ERT, off air in June as part of public sector cuts demanded by foreign lenders.
About 50 sacked journalists refused to leave the building and kept ERT alive over the Internet for five months.
They were finally removed from the building in the pre-dawn raid on Thursday.
Four people were briefly detained, as police fired a few rounds of teargas to disperse the stand-off, officials said.
The government has since launched a new television channel called Public TV.
The Bank of England kept interest rates at 0.5% today.
The Bank also left the scale of its quantitative easing (QE) programme to boost the money supply unchanged at £375 billion.
Unemployment in the Eurozone has reached a record high of 12.2 per cent.
The eurozone has exited recession after its economy grew 0.3% in the second quarter from the previous period, according to official figures released today.