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Thousands Take to the Street in Spain
Thousands protested Spain's conservative government's handling of the economic crisis.

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Protesters take to the streets in Madrid to protest austerity measures. (AP/Daniel Ochoa De Olza)

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Spanish Police shoot rubber balls during riots after demonstrators marched to the Spanish Parliament against the austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Spain's government was hit hard by the country's financial crisis on multiple fronts Tuesday as protestors enraged with austerity cutbacks and tax hikes clashed with police near Parliament, a separatist-minded region set elections seen as an independence referendum and the nation's high borrowing costs rose again. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza)
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Spanish police in full riot gear kick a demonstrator during the march to the Spanish Parliament against the austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Spain's Parliament has taken on the appearance of a heavily guarded fortress with dozens of police blocking access from every possible angle, hours ahead of a protest against the conservative government's handling of the economic crisis. The demonstration, organized behind the slogan 'Occupy Congress,' is expected to draw thousands of people who call for Parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections held, claiming the government's austerity measures show the ruling Popular Party misled voters to get elected last November. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza)
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Spanish police in full riot gear beat demonstrators during a march to the Spanish Parliament against the austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Spain's government was hit hard by the country's financial crisis on multiple fronts Tuesday as protestors enraged with austerity cutbacks and tax hikes clashed with police near Parliament, a separatist-minded region set elections seen as an independence referendum and the nation's high borrowing costs rose again. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza)
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A demonstrators lies injured after being shot with a Spanish Police rubber ball during riots after a march to the Spanish Parliament against the austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Spain's government was hit hard by the country's financial crisis on multiple fronts Tuesday as protestors enraged with austerity cutbacks and tax hikes clashed with police near Parliament, a separatist-minded region set elections seen as an independence referendum and the nation's high borrowing costs rose again. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza)
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Demonstrators shout to a Spanish riot policeman after a march to the Spanish Parliament against the austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Spain's government was hit hard by the country's financial crisis on multiple fronts Tuesday as protestors enraged with austerity cutbacks and tax hikes clashed with police near Parliament, a separatist-minded region set elections seen as an independence referendum and the nation's high borrowing costs rose again. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza)
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Demonstrators throw fences during riots after a march to the Spanish Parliament against the austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Spain's government was hit hard by the country's financial crisis on multiple fronts Tuesday as protestors enraged with austerity cutbacks and tax hikes clashed with police near Parliament, a separatist-minded region set elections seen as an independence referendum and the nation's high borrowing costs rose again. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza)
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Police riots clash with protestors during a demonstration against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Spain's Parliament has taken on the appearance of a heavily guarded fortress with dozens of police blocking access from every possible angle, hours ahead of a protest against the conservative government's handling of the economic crisis. The demonstration, organized behind the slogan 'Occupy Congress,' is expected to draw thousands of people who call for Parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections held, claiming the government's austerity measures show the ruling Popular Party misled voters to get elected last November. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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A demonstrator sprays "Police kills" during a march to the Spanish Parliament against the austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Spain's government was hit hard by the country's financial crisis on multiple fronts Tuesday as protestors enraged with austerity cutbacks and tax hikes clashed with police near Parliament, a separatist-minded region set elections seen as an independence referendum and the nation's high borrowing costs rose again. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza)
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Protestors clash with riot police during the march to the Spanish Parliament against austerity measures, announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Spain's Parliament has taken on the appearance of a heavily guarded fortress with dozens of police blocking access from every possible angle, hours ahead of a protest against the conservative government's handling of the economic crisis. The demonstration, organized behind the slogan 'Occupy Congress,' is expected to draw thousands of people who call for Parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections held, claiming the government's austerity measures show the ruling Popular Party misled voters to get elected last November. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza)
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Manifestantes reaccionan tras los enfrentamientos de la policía con integrantes de la marcha que realizaban realizar frente al Parlamento en protesta por las medidas de seguridad impuestas por el gobierno en Madrid, el 25 de septiembre del 2012. La policía española afirmó el miércoles que 38 personas fueron arrestadas y otras 64 estaban heridas. (Foto AP/Daniel Ochoa De Olza)

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Spanish police in full riot gear beat demonstrators during a march to the Spanish Parliament against the austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Spain's government was hit hard by the country's financial crisis on multiple fronts Tuesday as protestors enraged with austerity cutbacks and tax hikes clashed with police near Parliament, a separatist-minded region set elections seen as an independence referendum and the nation's high borrowing costs rose again. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza)
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Demonstrators take part in a march to the Spanish Parliament against the austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Spain's government was hit hard by the country's financial crisis on multiple fronts Tuesday as protestors enraged with austerity cutbacks and tax hikes clashed with police near Parliament, a separatist-minded region set elections seen as an independence referendum and the nation's high borrowing costs rose again. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza)
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Protestor holds his hand up showing a caption reading "the people for the people" during a demonstration at the parliament against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Spain's Parliament has taken on the appearance of a heavily guarded fortress with dozens of police blocking access from every possible angle, hours ahead of a protest against the conservative government's handling of the economic crisis. The demonstration, organized behind the slogan 'Occupy Congress,' is expected to draw thousands of people who call for Parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections held, claiming the government's austerity measures show the ruling Popular Party misled voters to get elected last November. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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Protestors march to the parliament against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government, in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Spain's Parliament has taken on the appearance of a heavily guarded fortress with dozens of police blocking access from every possible angle, hours ahead of a protest against the conservative government's handling of the economic crisis. The demonstration, organized behind the slogan 'Occupy Congress,' is expected to draw thousands of people. It is due to start around 1730 GMT Tuesday. Madrid authorities said some 1,300 police would be deployed. The protestors call for Parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections held, claiming the government's austerity measures show the ruling Popular Party misled voters to get elected last November. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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Police clash with protestors during the march to the parliament against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Spain's Parliament has taken on the appearance of a heavily guarded fortress with dozens of police blocking access from every possible angle, hours ahead of a protest against the conservative government's handling of the economic crisis. The demonstration, organized behind the slogan 'Occupy Congress,' is expected to draw thousands of people. It is due to start around 1730 GMT Tuesday. Madrid authorities said some 1,300 police would be deployed. The protestors call for Parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections held, claiming the government's austerity measures show the ruling Popular Party misled voters to get elected last November. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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Police riots clash with protestors during the demonstration at the parliament against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. The demonstration, organized behind the slogan 'Occupy Congress,' was expected to draw thousands of people. Madrid authorities said some 1,300 police would be deployed. The protestors call for Parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections held, claiming the government's austerity measures show the ruling Popular Party misled voters to get elected last November. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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A protester holds a placard reading 'For Sale - Spain' in Madrid, Tuesday Sept. 25, 2012 before a march to the Spanish parliament. Thousands of people are expected to converge on the Parliament to protest the conservative government's handling of the economic crisis and to demand fresh elections. Organizers of the 'Occupy Congress' protest hope to form a protest chain around the building but heavy police reinforcements are likely to keep them well away. (AP Photo/Paul White)
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A protester wears glasses with the euro and dollar symbols painted on the lenses before a protest march in Madrid, Tuesday Sept. 25, 2012. Thousands of people are expected to converge on the Spanish Parliament to protest the conservative government's handling of the economic crisis and to demand fresh elections. Organizers of the 'Occupy Congress' protest hope to form a protest chain around the building but heavy police reinforcements are likely to keep them well away. (AP Photo/Paul White)

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Protestors march to the parliament against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government, in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Spain's Parliament has taken on the appearance of a heavily guarded fortress with dozens of police blocking access from every possible angle, hours ahead of a protest against the conservative government's handling of the economic crisis. The demonstration, organized behind the slogan 'Occupy Congress,' is expected to draw thousands of people. It is due to start around 1730 GMT Tuesday. Madrid authorities said some 1,300 police would be deployed. The protestors call for Parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections held, claiming the government's austerity measures show the ruling Popular Party misled voters to get elected last November. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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A banner is seen reading "Police, Don't Cross this Line" as police stand guard outside the parliament ahead of a demonstration against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Spain's Parliament has taken on the appearance of a heavily guarded fortress with dozens of police blocking access from every possible angle, hours ahead of a protest against the conservative government's handling of the economic crisis. The demonstration, organized behind the slogan 'Occupy Congress,' is expected to draw thousands of people. The protestors call for Parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections held, claiming the government's austerity measures show the ruling Popular Party misled voters to get elected last November. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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Protestors shout slogans and hold banners as they prepare to march to parliament to protest against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Spain's Parliament has taken on the appearance of a heavily guarded fortress with dozens of police blocking access from every possible angle, hours ahead of a protest against the conservative government's handling of the economic crisis. The demonstration, organized behind the slogan 'Occupy Congress,' is expected to draw thousands of people. The protestors call for Parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections held, claiming the government's austerity measures show the ruling Popular Party misled voters to get elected last November. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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Protestors perform and hold a banner reading: "Without fighting, what will you get?" as they prepare to march to the parliament to protest against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Spain's Parliament has taken on the appearance of a heavily guarded fortress with dozens of police blocking access from every possible angle, hours ahead of a protest against the conservative government's handling of the economic crisis. The demonstration, organized behind the slogan 'Occupy Congress,' is expected to draw thousands of people. The protestors call for Parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections held, claiming the government's austerity measures show the ruling Popular Party misled voters to get elected last November. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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Protestors march to the parliament against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government, in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Spain's Parliament has taken on the appearance of a heavily guarded fortress with dozens of police blocking access from every possible angle, hours ahead of a protest against the conservative government's handling of the economic crisis. The demonstration, organized behind the slogan 'Occupy Congress,' is expected to draw thousands of people. It is due to start around 1730 GMT Tuesday. Madrid authorities said some 1,300 police would be deployed. The protestors call for Parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections held, claiming the government's austerity measures show the ruling Popular Party misled voters to get elected last November. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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Protestors march to the parliament against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government, in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Spain's Parliament has taken on the appearance of a heavily guarded fortress with dozens of police blocking access from every possible angle, hours ahead of a protest against the conservative government's handling of the economic crisis. The demonstration, organized behind the slogan 'Occupy Congress,' is expected to draw thousands of people. It is due to start around 1730 GMT Tuesday. Madrid authorities said some 1,300 police would be deployed. The protestors call for Parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections held, claiming the government's austerity measures show the ruling Popular Party misled voters to get elected last November. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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Police clash with protestors police during the march to the parliament against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. The demonstration, organized behind the slogan 'Occupy Congress,' was expected to draw thousands of people. Madrid authorities said some 1,300 police would be deployed. The protestors call for Parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections held, claiming the government's austerity measures show the ruling Popular Party misled voters to get elected last November. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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Police clash with the protestors during the march to the parliament against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. The demonstration, organized behind the slogan 'Occupy Congress,' was expected to draw thousands of people. Madrid authorities said some 1,300 police would be deployed. The protestors call for Parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections held, claiming the government's austerity measures show the ruling Popular Party misled voters to get elected last November. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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A protestor lies on the ground after a clash with police during the march to the parliament against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. The demonstration, organized behind the slogan 'Occupy Congress,' was expected to draw thousands of people. Madrid authorities said some 1,300 police would be deployed. The protestors call for Parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections held, claiming the government's austerity measures show the ruling Popular Party misled voters to get elected last November. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Thousands Take to the Street in Spain

Thousands protested Spain's conservative government's handling of the economic crisis.

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