Spanish police yesterday blocked more than 1,000 so called ‘Indignant’ protesters from trying to return to Madrid’s Puerta del Sol.
Chanting and claiming the square as their own, hundreds of youngsters crammed into side streets, demanding access to the area.
Police are thought to have cleared the square to prepare for a visit by the Pope later this month. But the Indignant movement has laid claim to it ever since they occupied it back in May.
Eventually the protesters left peacefully but the incident illustrates that people power in Spain is still a potent force.