Hundreds of thousands of people on Saturday took to the streets of Madrid, the Spanish capital, to protest spending cuts being implemented by the the Rajoy government.
The march, organized by Spain's Social Council, which consists of the main trades unions and over 150 differing organizations, has as its motto "Vamos! Quieren arruinar el pais, hay que impedirlo" (Lets go, they are going to ruin the country, we have to stop it), and brings together protestors from all over the country.
The Social Council accused the government of causing an "unprecedented" social fracture and hopes the demonstration by an estimated half a million people helps to question the legitimacy of the government's actions.
Seven different matches departed from differing points of Madrid to congregate on the central Plaza de Colon, each march was distinguished by a different color to show exactly what the protest was about.
In this way, civil servants protesting against pay cuts wore black t-shirts, those wearing white protested specifically against cuts in the health service, while those in green defended Spain's education system.
Trade union leaders warned that if Rajoy continued with his reforms, he runs the risk of provoking a general strike.