Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spain's streets Erupt in Violence as thousands clash with police in 24-hour general strike



Riot police took to the streets of Spain today as protesters burned bins, vandalised shops and attacked officers during a one day nationwide general strike.

Spaniards angry with having the eurozone's highest unemployment rate refused to go to work in protest at further crushing austerity measures being brought in by the new centre-right Popular Party government.

In Madrid more than 1,000 members of the National Police's mobile anti-disturbance units patrolled the streets on foot and in armoured personnel carriers. Read More