July 18, 2011
Spain: Madrid protesters force police to retreat in clashes over treatment of immigrants
An escalating confrontation between police and residents in a Madrid neighbourhood who are incensed by the treatment of immigrants has seen locals driving police patrols from their streets. Inspired by the “indignant” protest movement that camped out in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square in May, residents in the multicultural neighbourhood of Lavapiés have reacted to recent attempts to detain immigrants by jeering and chanting at police. (via The Guardian)

Spain: Madrid protesters force police to retreat in clashes over treatment of immigrants

An escalating confrontation between police and residents in a Madrid neighbourhood who are incensed by the treatment of immigrants has seen locals driving police patrols from their streets. Inspired by the “indignant” protest movement that camped out in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square in May, residents in the multicultural neighbourhood of LavapiĆ©s have reacted to recent attempts to detain immigrants by jeering and chanting at police. (via The Guardian)

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