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JANE BURGERMEISTER REPORT: ‘100,000 people march in Spain demanding real democracy’

100,000 people march in Spain demanding real democracy

Spanish reformists stage rallies in 60 cities

By SINIKKA TARVAINEN
dpa

Published: Sunday, Jun. 19, 2011 – 1:00 am

MADRID — MADRID-Tens of thousands of Spaniards demonstrated Sunday around the country, blaming the country’s economic crisis on politicians and bankers, and demanding democratic reforms.

Rallies were held in about 60 cities. Police and officials put the number of demonstrators at nearly 40,000 in Madrid, 20,000 in Barcelona, 18,000 in Granada, and several thousand in Valencia, Seville and Bilbao. No violence was reported.

Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/06/19/3711963/spanish-reformists-stage-rallies.html#ixzz1PpRXX7fR

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