MADRID, September 26 (RIA Novosti)
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At least 65 people were injured and 27 arrested as baton-wielding police clashed with protesters, who attempted to surround the building of the Spanish parliament in Madrid, local television channels reported.
The violence flared up on Tuesday night after participants of the Occupa el Congresso (Occupy the Congress) movement tried to break through the metal barriers, set by police, and move closer to the parliament’s building.
Television channels reported that 27 policemen, who also fired rubber bullets on protesters, were injured in the clashes, while authorities estimated the total number of protesters at 6,000.
Participants of the movement, which is also known as ‘indignados,’ are protesting against the high level of unemployment in the country, corruption in the current political system and unpopular reformations in economic, educational and health spheres.
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- lmWhere are the Western press, Human Right and EU?07:20, 26/09/2012If this same satiation had take place in Russia my, my the Western press would be working overtime, also Russian useless oppositions, NGO's, Human right hypocrites, Moscow Times newspapers, US states Department, Russian PM who seems to be over head and heels into the Liberal camp, columnist like Von Eggret and a few others who don’t like Russia and Putin would have a field day
News that Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin would resign in order to run for the mayoral election in September came as quite a shock. Sobyanin’s political potential is fairly dubious, not to mention his approval ratings. He has not finished many of the projects he initiated and the electoral effect from these projects is expected to come a bit later than September 2013. Sobyanin’s opponents were not entirely unprepared for this blitzkrieg.