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Clashes in Madrid between police and protesters

Tens of thousands of protesters from across Spain converged in Madrid calling for an end to EU-imposed austerity which has deepened poverty amongst the worst-off. Riot police and protesters have also clashed in the Spanish capital.

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Riot police and protesters clash in Madrid

Clashes between demonstrators and riot police erupted in Madrid, as tens of thousands of people took over the Spanish capital to protest against EU-imposed austerity.

Protesters clash with police in Madrid Credit: AP

Spanish newspaper El Mundo published dramatic footage showing police detaining several people during the protests in Madrid.

Police presence was heavy among groups carrying republican and communist flags, banners calling for an end to cuts in the health service, education and affordable housing.

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