Violence broke out in Madrid last night as riot police officers tried to stop protestors, known as “los indignados” (the indignants) from entering a square in Madrid, the BBC reports.It was the most serious incident since protests broke out in Spain in May, according to the BBC.
20 people were injured, including seven police officers in the riots, which were based on popular discontent about the Spanish government’s austerity measures, and the high unemployment rate.
Spain has a 46% unemployment rate for people under 25, according to The Wall Street Journal, and Spain’s overall unemployment is the highest in the eurozone at 21%.
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