Spanish protesters took to the streets Saturday to protest the cuts politicians have made in trying to right Europe’s teetering economy. In Madrid, thousands of protesters gathered in a plaza and aimed to settle in for the night, but were greeted by riot police. As many as 20,000 people are estimated to have demonstrated in Barcelona alone. The protests crossed age gaps, with 57-year-old Roberto Alonso saying, “I’m here to defend the rights that we’re losing and for the young people who have it so tough. They’re better educated than ever. But they don’t have work. They don’t have anything.” The marches were timed to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the birth of the Indignant Movement, a series of anti-austerity protests that swept Spain and Europe.
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