facebook
twitter
search
search

Hundreds of thousands of people take part in Spain protests

Nov. 24, 2013 at 11:34 AM

MADRID, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Hundreds of thousands of people took part in demonstrations across Spain to protest unemployment, high taxes and funding cuts, organizers said.

The protests took place Saturday in Spain's 55 largest cities and towns, ThinkSpain reported.

In Madrid, protesters read out a manifesto that stated the government is incapable of getting the country out of an economic depression.

The manifesto also highlighted a lack of employment opportunities and the hardship of state workers who are no longer receiving free healthcare.

The 2014 budget includes cuts to public services, education and social programs, the protesters said, while taxes are set to stay high.

The largest protest took place in Murcia, where 70,000 people took part, Think Spain said.

Related UPI Stories
Topics: 2014 budget
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Chelsea Clinton accidentally calls Bernie 'President Sanders'
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Susan Sarandon responds to Piers Morgan criticizing cleavage
Two Virginia Tech students plotted 13-year-old's death, prosecutors said
Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice got classified email on private accounts