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Madrid Education Cuts Prompt Protesting

Posted: May. 3rd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Protesters took to the streets of Madrid after proposed budget cuts to education. Though the city has been going through challenging financial times lately, cutting education is one of the worst things that a government can do to its citizens.

Thousands of students and teachers have demonstrated in the Spanish capital Madrid to protest against the government’s budget cuts in the education sector.

Carrying flags and banners that read "Our education will not pay your debt," the demonstrators marched towards the education ministry on Thursday to voice their anger at the crisis budget cuts and layoffs in schools and universities, AFP reported.

The demonstration was called by the national students' union, which says Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's conservative government has cut five billion euros ($6.5 billion) from public education budgets in the past year.

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