Of course, such measures could not help but trigger protests, which have been taking place in Spain since the beginning of the year in an organized manner, union-led and spontaneous manner. One of the most high-profile actions of this kind – the indefinite strike of miners – has already gone through the stages of natural protests and clashes with police in the north of the country, a multiday march of miners to the capital and a rally, $ which gathered several hundred thousand people in Madrid. The biggest outrage at the beginning of the year was caused by Spaniards that the European Union began financial assistance not from the state sector, but with the support of banks – the stability of the financial structure of ordinary Spaniards cares less, than losing your own job.
Meanwhile, the government is steadfastly continuing its course despite mass protests. The financial situation of the population for the first quarter deteriorated by almost 10% compared to the same period in 2011, and yet in the summer the Prime Minister announced a rise in value-added tax by 3% (up to 21%), a decrease in unemployment benefits, a decrease in traditional Christmas bonuses. There are no prerequisites yet to lower the level of protests in Spain in coming months.