Hundreds protest against localised Madrid lockdowns

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20 September 2020

Hundreds of residents in some poorer areas of the Spanish capital Madrid have protested against what they call discrimination ahead of new lockdown measures to stem a rise in Covid-19, APA reports citing BBC.

The curbs on movement and gatherings start on Monday and affect 850,000 people, many in areas of lower income and with higher immigrant populations.

Protesters said they felt abandoned and called for better health provisions.

Spain has the highest number of coronavirus cases in Europe.

Madrid is once again the worst-hit region. On Sunday, peaceful protests were held in 12 of the 37 districts affected by the new restrictions.