Spanish students protests budget cuts

Greece isn’t the only country that’s been hit with harsh austerity measures due to Europe’s economic crisis. Spanish students took to the streets Wednesday to protest their government’s austerity measures, which include cuts to public education, according to the BBC

The BBC also reported that some parents had loaned money to the under-funded schools to keep them running. 

Protesters in Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia shut down public roads, according to the International Business Times.

"Education is the [basis] of everything and it is the first thing they cut," 18-year-old environmental science student Claudia Holgueras said.

Unemployment for 16 to 24 year olds in Spain is currently at 50 percent.  

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