11 Jun '11, 8pm

Police disperse anti-crisis protesters at Madrid city hall - Channel News Asia: Police disperse anti... #revolution

Police disperse anti-crisis protesters at Madrid city hall - Channel News Asia: Police disperse anti... #revolution

MADRID : Scuffles erupted between police and demonstrators outside Madrid's city hall Saturday as the rightist mayor began a new term in office, in the latest of a wave of protests against the country' economic crisis and soaring unemployment. "Get the corrupt out of the city hall," shouted hundreds of demonstrators who gathered outside a vast police cordon set up around the 17th century Casa de la Villa in the city's historic centre where Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon was sworn into office. Others cried "Gallardon thief," "We won't pay for this crisis," and "Ali Baba's Cave," as they blocked streets, kept at a distance by helmeted riot police. "Gallardon you do not represent us," read one huge banner. Gallardon, a member of the conservative opposition Popular Party, retained control of Madrid in municipal elections on May 22 which saw a rout for the country's governing Socialist...

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