The protesters
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Protesters prepare for Madrid austerity rally

Thousands of marchers are converging on Madrid ahead of a major anti-austerity rally.

The movement gathered support in May as government measures to tackle Spain's budget deficit started to take effect.

Unemployment has risen to 20% and many fear the number of jobless could climb even higher, as Sarah Rainsford reports.

  • 24 Jul 2011