05 Aug '11, 12am

Spanish riot police charge 'indignant' protesters

Spanish riot police charge 'indignant' protesters

MADRID: At least 20 people were injured after Spanish riot police late Thursday charged 'indignant' demonstrators who rallied at the interior ministry to protest the closure of Madrid's main square, emergency services said. It was the most serious incident since the 'indignant' movement began in mid-May against Spain's economic crisis, soaring unemployment and political corruption. Over 200 police were deployed Thursday for the third straight day to close the Puerta del Sol square and prevent demonstrators from occupying it again. Hundreds of the demonstrators marched several kilometres across the city Thursday evening to protest the closure, blocking traffic and watched by police helicopters, and then held a rally at the Plaza de Cibeles square. At around 11pm some reached the interior ministry, on Madrid's main Paseo de la Castellano avenue. "Suddenly about seven or eigh...

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