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Spain: Anti-austerity protests continue in Madrid

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1. M/S Demonstrators on drums 2. W/S Demonstration 3. M/S Police 4. M/S Police 5. M/S Protesters with banners 6. W/S Protest 7. C/U Child holding a flag 8. M/S Protesters 9. W/S Helicopter 10. M/S Protesters with banners 11. C/U Banner against Troika 12. M/S Symphony Orchestra of 15-M Movement 13. M/S Symphony Orchestra of 15-M Movement 14. C/U Women singing SCRIPT Spain: Anti-austerity protests continue in Madrid Thousands of people attended a demonstration in Madrid on Saturday as part of the June 1 'People United Against the Troika' international day of protest. The protest was promoted by the Marea Ciudadana (Citizens' Tide), an anti-austerity group, and the 15-M group, the citizens' movement started after the May 15, 2011 demonstrations in Madrid. Madrid was one of 80 cities which held anti-austerity demonstrations. The peaceful march began at the Neptune fountain and ended in front of the European Union headquarters in the Spanish capital. In countries hit hard by recession such as Spain, Portugal and Greece the largest turn-outs could be seen. Protesters directed their anger at the Troika of the European Central Bank, the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund. Protesters hold the troika austerity policies responsible for the ongoing economic crisis in the eurozone and high unemployment figures. The European Union's statistics office, Eurostat, announced on Friday that unemployment in the eurozone has increased to a record high 12.2% in April.