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Monday, August 27, 2012

Spain: Activists attempt to raid Estremadura supermarket

(ANSAmed) - MADRID, AUGUST 24 - About 50 protesters tried to expropriate basic foods from a Carrefour supermarket in Merida (Estremadura) in protest against the government's social spending cuts, Estremadura government delegation sources said on Friday.

The protesters, from the Estremadura Minimum Wage Platform and unemployed citizens' groups led by Estremadura Izquierda Unida (United Left) MP Victor Casco, entered the supermarket around 11 this morning. They filled their carts with oil, rice, pasta, milk, and legumes and attempted to leave without paying, to the traditional leftist battle cry of ''El pueblo, unido, jamas sera vencido.'' (The people, united, will never be defeated.) The food was destined for ''the 90,000 people in Estremadura who have no jobs, no benefits and nothing to eat,'' Casco told local television reporters.

Most of the carts were intercepted at the exits, and the protesters taken in for identification. In early August, workers from the Sindicato Andaluz de Trabajadores (SAT) union carried out similar expropriations at two supermarkets: Ecija, in Seville and Arcos de la Frontera, in Cadiz. (ANSAMed). Source