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‘Indignados’ out to conquer Spain’s city halls in elections today

‘Indignados’ out to conquer Spain’s city halls in elections today

May 24, 2015

MADRID, May 24 — The Spanish “Indignado” protesters who inspired the worldwide Occupy movement are out to conquer city halls and regional governments across Spain in elections today. In a key test of Spain’s new political dynamic ahead of general elections later this year, new groups formed since the street protests that have swept the country since 2011 are now running for office. Two new parties have emerged as contenders since the popular unrest of the “Indignado” movement which... Read more

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The world marches against Monsanto

  • Demonstrators participate in a protest march against Monsanto, the world

    Demonstrators participate in a protest march against Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, in Paris, France, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

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    Demonstrators hold banners during a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, in Santiago city, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Demonstrators participate in a protest march against Monsanto, the world

    Demonstrators participate in a protest march against Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • People participate in a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world

    People participate in a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, in Lima, Peru, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • A demonstrator holds up a tortilla during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world

    A demonstrator holds up a tortilla during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, in Mexico City, Mexico May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • A demonstrator, wearing a mask, holds up a placard during a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world

    A demonstrator, wearing a mask, holds up a placard during a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, in Santiago city, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • A demonstrator wearing a mask holds up a painted corn during a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world

    A demonstrator wearing a mask holds up a painted corn during a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, in Santiago city, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Demonstrator take part during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world

    Demonstrator take part during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company in Bogota, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Demonstrators take part during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world

    Demonstrators take part during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company in Bogota, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More

  • Demonstrator take part during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world

    Demonstrator take part during a protest against Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company in Bogota, May 24, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More