Thorsten Strasas / Germany
As Berlin is a city full of young people from all over the world, it’s no wonder that the Democracia Real Ya! movement from Spain took over. On it’s peak thousands of mostly Spaniards supported the movement with a rally at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate.
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 13: People bang pots and shout slogans during the Global Noise demonstration in Paseo de la Castellana on October 13, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. Global Noise is a pot-banging protest taking place in hundreds of cities around the world. In Spain, the demonstrations go under the slogan of ‘No debemos, no pagamos’ or ‘We don’t owe, We won’t pay’ to protest against the illegitimate debt, inequalities and an unjust system that puts capital ahead of people. As Spain suffers the highest unemployment level in Europe, the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has introduced severe spending cuts and tax increases to ease the country’s debt. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
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14 May 2012 Last updated at 15:21 GMT
Thousands of protesters occupied Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square on Saturday and Sunday to count down to the first anniversary of the birth of a Spanish anti-austerity movement which is opposed to the widening gap between rich and poor.
Some of the so-called ‘Indignants’ voiced their concerns about the country’s austerity policies and said there was a better way for Spaniards to weather the financial storm.