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Spain's indignados battle on as police tire

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Police in Spain have clashed with so-called indignados demonstrators, protesting over the closure of Madrid’s main square.

Amateur footage purports to show scenes as the protesters tried to make their way to the Interior Ministry. Several people were injured.

The unrest has been going on since Tuesday when police moved in to clear the remains of the Indignados camp – set up against the government response to the country’s econcomic crisis – from the Puerta del Sol square.

Normally bustling with tourists this time of year, the square is now empty with shops and restaurants shutting up too.

Riot police blocades have kept would-be indignados gathered in surrounding streets from returning to the square for now.

But officers say they will not be able to maintain the long hours asked of them much longer.