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Spanish Indignants begin march to Brussels

MADRID, July 27 (UPI) -- Activists called "the Indignants" are marching from Madrid to Brussels to protest what they say is governments' ignoring of citizens in the economic crisis.

As they travel to Brussels, the protesters said they would hold meetings, and gather complaints and proposals, the BBC reported Wednesday.

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The Indignants said they're marching because they are upset with how Europe has responded to the economic crisis with spending cuts, job losses and privatization of services, while those the protesters blame for the recession have been unaffected, the BBC said.

Since the movement began in Madrid two months ago, similar groups have been founded across Europe. The Spanish activists said they hope to join up with other Indignants for a rally in October

The Madrid protest began May 15 and spread to other Spanish cities through the social media sites Facebook and Twitter.

At 21.3 percent, Spain's unemployment rate is the highest in the European Union.

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