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The rage in Spain falls mainly on the pain

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The rage in Spain continues as tens of thousands pack Madrid’s city centre for a sixth day in protest over austerity measures and crippling unemployment.

The country votes in local elections on Sunday and demonstrators say they will stay on the streets in defiance of a law which forbids political events on the eve of elections.

A spirit of defiance and anger exists on Madrid’s Puerta del Sol as one woman explains:

“They want to cut the money for the public healthcare and the education. Half of the young people are jobless. It’s an attack against the population and the welfare state”.

Spain suffers the highest levels of unemployment in the EU currently running at 45 per cent in the 18-25 age bracket.