Mass protests in Spain blame politicians and banks for economic crisis
Mass demonstrations gripped Spain on Sunday with protesters descending on Madrid and Barcelona to blame politicians and banks for the nation's economic woes. Spain continues to suffer from crushing unemployment.
More than 100,000 protesters took to the streets in cities across Spain on Sunday, accusing politicians and bankers of implementing economic policies that led to the highest unemployment rate in the eurozone.
In Barcelona, Spain's second largest city, 50,000 people turned out to protest while groups of several thousand demonstrators took to the streets in other cities.
Anti-austerity protests spread across Europe
20/06 01:04 CET
Anti-austerity rallies have been held across Europe – in Spain thousands marched to protest against high unemployment and their government’s handling of the economic crisis.