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Austerity government cuts fuel protests in Madrid

Anti-austerity protesters gathered in Madrid on Saturday with banners against the Spanish Government's cuts to public health and education.

Demonstrators march with banners during a protest against public health and education cuts in Madrid.
Demonstrators march with banners during a protest against public health and education cuts in Madrid. Credit: REUTERS/Andrea Comas
Protesters take to the streets of the Spanish capital.
Protesters take to the streets of the Spanish capital. Credit: REUTERS/Andrea Comas

Eyewitness claims Madrid police attacked Man City fans with batons

Manchester City's matchday presenter Natalie Pike, in Madrid with the club for their Champions League game, claims Spanish police 'battered' English fans who were "doing nothing but singing and having fun".

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Just watched spanish police batter city fans. A big group of about 100 of us outside a bar opposite the stadium and they tore in battons up

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Been going football 20 years never seen anything like it. On my life city fans doing nothing but singing and having fun. @mcfc

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Women, kids, teenagers, all treated like scum. So out of order. Am so upset.

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