TENS of thousands of people have taken to the streets demanding a change to the current two-party system.

In what is being called ‘The March of the Indignant’, protesters gathered in 50 cities across Spain to insist they were not just ‘merchandise in the hands of politicians and bankers.’

The main march in Madrid saw five police officers and two other people injured as demonstrators clashed with riot police, while 24 were arrested for public disorder.

It comes after an internet movement was launched by Facebook goup ‘Real Democracy Now,’ who expressed their anger over austerity measures and grim economic prospects.

Spain now has the highest unemployment rate in europe with 21.3 per cent.

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