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Protesters, police clash at Madrid demonstration

April 26, 2013 at 12:11 PM

MADRID, April 26 (UPI) -- A protest in Madrid over property repossessions, unemployment, funding cuts and other issues ended with 15 people being arrested and 29 injured, officials said.

About 2,000 people attended the protest, dubbed the "Siege of the Congress" Thursday outside government headquarters in Madrid, ThinkSpain reported.

The event started out peacefully but protesters started throwing objects at police officers, authorities said.

Thirteen police officers were among the injured, the report said.

At least 1,400 riot police officers were dispatched to the scene to disperse the crowd.

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