Protesters clashed with police in downtown Madrid after a peaceful demonstration against budget cuts degenerated into violence.
Thousands of Catalans have taken to the streets to call for a government that will work toward secession from Spain. But forming that government could be a tough job with many leaders in jail or out of the country.
Thousands have marched in Barcelona calling for Tabarnia, a fictional province in Catalonia, to break away and remain part of Spain. The pro-unity protest was blasted for trivializing the Catalan independence movement.
Five million women across Spain are said to have taken part in the mass mobilization on International Women's Day. Union organizations called for strikes, as well as street demonstrations.
A court in Madrid has sentenced Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel to two years in prison for glorifying terrorism and insulting the Spanish royal family. The case has sparked a debate about free speech in Spain.
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