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.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Topics: 2014 budget
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
No reports of injuries after 6.9-magnitude earthquake in Alaska
Oklahoma Supreme Court denies rehearing, again orders removal of Ten Commandments statue
Plane crash kills four in Wisconsin
Russia bans importation of flowers from the Netherlands
FDA bans import of some cilantro from Mexico due to feces contamination