May 19, 2013
Spain: Thousands against the 'European Union of markets'
Thousands took to the streets of Madrid and other Spanish cities calling for a “Europe of the people, against the European Union of the Markets” and responding to the pledge of the so called “Indignants” movement that protests the European leaders’ failure to overcome the crisis.
“We owe nothing. Let’s not pay,” a protest banner red and targeted also the 10 billion euros-bailout handed to Cyprus by the euro zone that demands depositors in its banks forfeit some money to stave off bankruptcy despite the risks of a wider run on savings.
“Out the Troika,” demonstrators chanted while marching to the Puerta del Sol in Madrid, occupied by the “Indignants” movement.
Spain is one of the European countries that the international crisis has and the austerity imposed by Brussels has hit the most, reaching historic unemployment rates over the past months.