Protesters take to the streets of Madrid as the number of unemployed surpasses 6 million for the first time in Spain’s history.
April 26, 2013 Police officers try to put out a small fire in a trash can during a rally held near the lower house of Spain’s parliament in Madrid. The unemployment rate is at a record high of 27.16 percent, with the number of jobless people rising to 6.2 million, according to Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE). That figure is up from 26.02 percent in the last quarter of 2012. Demonstrators participating in a “siege of parliament” protest chanted or displayed slogans such as “Without bread, no peace” and “They do not represent us.” Juanjo Martin/European Pressphoto Agency Buy Photo