Anti-austerity anger sweeps from Greece to Spain as hundreds of thousands march through Madrid

Hundreds of thousands of people marched through Madrid today in a show of strength by a fledgling radical leftist party, as it becomes the latest European political organisation to gain widespread support for its anti-austerity stance.

Podemos (‘We Can’) supporters from across Spain converged around the Cibeles fountain today before packing the avenue leading to Puerta del Sol square in what was the party’s largest rally to date, as it hopes to emulate the success of Greece’s Syriza party in the Spanish general election later this year.

Podemos aims to shatter the country’s predominantly two-party system and the ‘March for Change’ gathered crowds in the same place where sit-in protests against political and financial corruption laid the party’s foundations in 2011…

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