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Madrid police clear 'Indignados' protest


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Madrid police clear 'Indignados' protest

Police in Madrid have cleared tens of thousands of anti-capitalist protesters from the city’s Puerta de Sol.

The Indignados, or the indignants, are celebrating the first anniversary of their world famous protest against austerity and the financial and political elite.

They had planned to stay for four days, but officers moved in to clear the capital’s central square early on Sunday.

The movement has been criticised in the past for failing to offer any concrete proposals to reforming Spain’s economic and political system.

It began on May 15th last year and has been credited with inspiring the worldwide Occupy movement.

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