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Latino Daily News

Sunday May 22, 2011

Number Swell as Spain’s Youth Continue to Hold Anti-Government Rallies on Day of Elections

Number Swell as Spain’s Youth Continue to Hold Anti-Government Rallies on Day of Elections

Photo: Spanish Youth Continue to Protest Bad Economy

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The number of Spanish youth protesting their government’s economic policies and the high unemployment rate amongst them, continue to climb.  The anti-government protests are being held across key cities in the country like Barcelona, Madrid and Seville.

Today Spain is holding its elections and was hoping to dispel the protesting that started 7 days ago.  The government went as far as to place a protesting ban, which clearly was ineffective.  Spain’s youth is especially disturbed by the 45% unemployment rate amongst them and the country’s overall rate of 21.3% unemployment. 

Spanish newspapers and other sources are putting the number of protesters across the country at 60,000.  They are all united in demanding a better present and future with more job opportunities and a higher quality of life. 

The protesters, who have dubbed themselves ‘los indignados’ or the Indignant, are overall peaceful.