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article imageOp-Ed: Protest in Málaga against public health cuts — Zombie flash mob

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By Anne Sewell     Apr 16, 2012 in World
With the government pushing yet more austerity measures on the people of Spain, protesters have been out in the streets against the cuts in the social health system.
The Málaga branch of the 15m movement in Spain protested in the streets yesterday, demanding that the social health system should not receive cuts. Protests have also been widespread throughout Spain.
In Málaga, the 15m movement marched through the streets and also held a "flash mob" with Zombies dancing.
Protest in Malaga  Spain on April 15  2012
Protest in Malaga, Spain on April 15, 2012
Alfredo P. Chomón
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Protesters state that the people deserve a good quality social health system as a basic human right.
Protest in Malaga  Spain on April 15  2012
Protest in Malaga, Spain on April 15, 2012
Alfredo P. Chomón
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Workers in Spain pay social security every month of their working lives. This social security payment goes towards the health service and also towards a pension when they retire.
15m protesters in Málaga  Spain against cuts to the social health system
15m protesters in Málaga, Spain against cuts to the social health system
Carlos Matesanz
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However, despite the fact that workers continue to pay, services are rapidly diminishing due to the recent austerity measures in Spain.
15m protesters in Málaga  Spain against cuts to the social health system
15m protesters in Málaga, Spain against cuts to the social health system
Carlos Matesanz
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They say that the present government, while accumulating wealth for its members, is now treating social services like a business. The government is dismantling and aggravating the social health system through new budgets and are introducing "new forms of management".
15m protesters in Málaga  Spain against cuts to the social health system
15m protesters in Málaga, Spain against cuts to the social health system
Alfredo P. Chomón
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Protesters state: "Spain is a democratic republic of all types of workers, which organizes itself through liberty and justice." The 2012 reality is "Labour reform and cuts to social and civil liberties."
Protest in Malaga  Spain on April 15  2012
Protest in Malaga, Spain on April 15, 2012
Alfredo P. Chomón
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Promo video for the event:
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