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Spanish protests turn violent

Spanish protests over spending cuts and the country's woeful unemployment rate have turned violent when demonstrators in Madrid hurled stones towards police. Riot police were seen striking out at several protesters during the disturbances.

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Spain faces crisis as further cuts are met with protests

Thousands of people marched on Spain's parliament to protest against a new round of cuts and tax rises.

The government is to slash government spending by almost 9% next year in a bid to shave 40 billion euros off its budget and avoid asking its eurozone partners for a bailout.

Demonstrations have so far been peaceful, unlike recent nights, but Spain faces a crisis that is as much political and constitutional as it is economic.

ITV News' Europe Editor James Mates reports from Madrid:

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