'Citizen tide' of protests swamps cities in Spain
Published on Feb 24, 2013 1:30 AM
MADRID, Spain (AFP) - Spaniards furious at hardship and corruption scandals in the financial crisis massed in cities across the country on Saturday in a "citizens' tide" of protests.
Thousands converged in central Madrid in a din of drums and whistles, in one of scores of demonstrations called by a grouping of civil movements.
"We have come because of it all - unemployment, corrupt politicians, the young people who have no future - it's a combination of everything," said Luis Mora, 55, a construction worker.
He was demonstrating in Madrid with his brothers and sisters who work in the health sector - one of the areas hit with salary and budget cuts in the recession.
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