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Large marches in Spain on 5th anniversary of Occupy protest

Thousands of Spaniards marched in downtown Madrid to mark the fifth anniversary of a protest movement that led to the creation of Podemos, now Spain's third most-popular political party.

The Democracy Now platform had urged people to "occupy squares in all the world's cities on Sunday" to protest austerity, corruption, high unemployment and a lack of transparency in government.

Madrid's Puerta del Sol square became the scene of a protest that lasted 28 days in 2011, sparking a movement that spread across Spain and similar "Occupy" sit-ins in cities across the world.

The protests by those calling themselves "Indignados," or people...

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