Thousands of young people have walked from all over Spain to protest in the capital.
For many it was a return march after occupying Madrid’s central Sol square last May.
The youth protest movement has been dubbed “the indignant” and is highly critical of the government’s handling of the recession and of political leaders in general. Spain has the highest jobless level in the EU at 21 percent. The figure is even higher among 18-25 year-olds.
Organisers intended to continue their protests throughout today’s public holiday.