Agence France-PresseApril 21, 2013 10:00
Thousands of doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers, many wearing white lab coats, and their supporters marched in Madrid Sunday to protest against government spending cuts and plans to partly privatise medical services.
The demonstrators blew whistles and chanted "nothing for the private sector" as they marched from leading hospitals in Madrid to the landmark Plaza de Sol square in the centre of the Spanish capital.
Police put the turnout at between 3,000 and 5,000 people. However the protest organisers gave an estimate of 70,000 people.