Spanish firefighters demand better working conditions

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More than 500 firefighters belonging to BRIF (Reinforcement Brigades Forest Fires) took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday night, to demand better working conditions, fairer salaries and professional recognition. The firefighters marched through the streets of the Spanish capital from Plaza de Neptuno to the Puerta del Sol. They passed the Ministry of Agriculture, where they stopped to "make a noise and call for the minister's attention." In spite of being on strike since July 27, many BRIF members continued working as volunteers to extinguish fires during a particularly difficult season.