Riot-police use batons on protesters in Madrid

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Violent clashes broke out between riot police and demonstrators in the center of Madrid on Wednesday, during an unauthorized rally against the detention of suspected members of Anarchist Groups Coordinated (GAC). Protesters decried the arrests of 15 alleged members of the GAC in Madrid, Barcelona, and Palencia, after they were detained on Monday for alleged participation in ‘a terrorist organization.’ Police employed batons to control the crowd. Eight police officers and at least 12 demonstrators were reportedly injured. About 4 people were arrested.