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Spanish youth protests go international

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Spanish youth protests go international


After the Arab Spring, could a European Summer of pro-democracy protests be on the way?

Young people in Spain hope nationwide rallies this week will get the ball rolling.

Not exclusively for those in the prime of life, the movement is making a noise to denounce high unemployment and demand more social justice.

From a makeshift camp in Madrid to Barcelona and beyond, the movement has now crossed Spain’s borders, with rallies being held in other countries.

Online social networks are being used to organise events in Britain, Germany, Italy in Europe and also in South and Central American countries such as Mexico and Argentina.

On the Spanish front, Sunday’s local elections have spurred thousands to condemn what they see as mainstream politicians’ indifference to their plight.

Spain has the highest level of unemployment in the European Union.

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