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A human tide rises against market 'coup' in Spain


There were huge demonstrations against cuts in cities across Spain on Saturday of last week.

Tens of thousands marched against the “coup d’etat of the markets” on the anniversary of a failed military coup in 1981.

The demonstrations were called by the mareas, or “human tides”.

These organisations are inspired by the 15 May Indignados movement that burst onto the streets in 2011. The mareas help trade unions and other supporters organise local protests in different sectors.

So there is a “white tide” against health cuts and privatisation.

Also a “green tide” to defend schools and a “purple tide” demanding women’s rights—especially access to abortion.

And on Saturday the tides all came in together in a human tsunami of protest.


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International
Tue 26 Feb 2013, 16:52 GMT
Issue No. 2342
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