Fires light the streets of Madrid as anti-austerity protests go on into the night

Protesters in Madrid have targeted a branch on Spanish bank Santander, smashing windows and scrawling graffiti blaming the bank for the financial woes of the country.

Main roads in the Spanish capital remain closed with multiple fires raging as firefighters try and keep up with protesters.

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European protests against cuts

Thousands of protesters are striking across Europe against rising unemployment and austerity measures. Travellers flying in and out of the UK are facing disruption as a consequence.