22M: Madrid Protests

  • March 23, 2014

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Protest & Policing

Clashes break out as hundreds of thousands converge in the Spanish capital for a “March of Dignity” against austerity and the right-wing government.

Over 100 people were injured and at least two dozen arrested after clashes broke out following an anti-austerity rally in Madrid last night. Arriving in six columns from all over the country (many of them on foot), hundreds of thousands of protesters converged upon the Spanish capital as part of a nationwide “March of Dignity”. As Spain enters its sixth year of crisis, with unemployment at a shocking 26% and nearly half a million families having been evicted from their homes since 2008, the indignation naturally runs high.

Brandon Jourdan of Global Uprisings was in Madrid last night and captured this footage from the front-lines.

Brandon Jourdan

Brandon Jourdan is an award-winning independent filmmaker, journalist, and writer. Together with Marianne Maeckelbergh he runs the Global Uprisings documentary series. Brandon has contributed to the New York Times, CNN, Babelgum, Reuters, Deep Dish TV, Democracy Now!, the Independent Media Center, Now with Bill Moyers, Foreign Exchange, and Free Speech Television.

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Marianne Maeckelbergh

Marianne Maeckelbergh is Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Leiden University in the Netherlands and IOF Marie Curie visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley.

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Source URL — https://roarmag.org/films/22m-madrid-protest-global-uprisings/

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