SPAIN: HEALTH WORKERS PROTEST

Tens of thousands of Spanish doctors, nurses and hospital staff marched through the capital Madrid on Sunday to denounce budget cuts and privatisations, the latest protest against deeply unpopular austerity measures.

Dressed in white, the protesters chanted “Public health!” and “Health is a right. We are going to fight.”

Many demonstrators in Madrid wore small “For Sale” signs on their coats.

The health sector has been hard hit by the austerity policies implemented by the rightwing government of Mariano Rajoy, which is trying to cut the public deficit in the eurozone’s fourth largest economy.

19.11.2012

Source: AFP