Saturday, May 21, 2011

Unrest in Spain ahead of Saturday Elections

Thousands of demonstartors defy a protest ban at Sol square Friday in Madrid. (Photo: Emilio Morenatti  /  AP)

msnbc.comTens of thousands defy Spain protest ban:

Tens of thousands of people are defying a pre-election ban on demonstrations and protesting unemployment in squares around Spain in defiance of an order to quit at midnight.

The government avoided saying if it would order police to break up the crowds on Saturday, but at the stroke of midnight officers kept a discreet presence on the edges of the demonstrations.

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