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Police and demonstrators clash in Barcelona

Emilio Morenatti / AP

A riot police officer is seen as demonstrators shout slogans before clashes in Barcelona, Friday, May 27. Truncheon-wielding police in Barcelona have clashed with protesters at a makeshift camp that is one of dozens erected in Spain to protest high unemployment and other woes. Officers in riot gear were accompanying workers tasked with cleaning up the nearly two-week old camp at Plaza de Catalunya and police used force when protesters would not evacuate the camp temporarily as requested.

Emilio Morenatti / AP

A demonstrator shows his hands covered with blood of a fellow demonstrator as police officers try to remove them during clashes in Barcelona, Friday, May 27. Truncheon-wielding police in Barcelona have clashed with protesters at a makeshift camp that is one of dozens erected in Spain to protest high unemployment and other woes. Officers in riot gear were accompanying workers tasked with cleaning up the nearly two-week old camp at Plaza de Catalunya and police used force when protesters would not evacuate the camp temporarily as requested.

Andreu Dalmau / EPA

A police officer baton charges a demonstrator at Catalunya Square in Barcelona, Spain, on May 27. More than 40 Spanish protesters suffered injuries in altercations with police in Barcelona, as pressure mounted on demonstrators to end nearly two weeks of sit-in protests around the country.

Mossos d'Esquadra Catalonian Police officers drag away demonstrators supporting the 15-M movement on Catalunya Square in Barcelona, Spain, 27 May 2011. Supporters of the 15-M movement keeping camping at the square were cleared in order to clean the area and remove dangerous objects which could be used on 28 May during the celebrations of the Champions League final between Manchested United and Barcelona FC to be held in London. EPA/ANDREU DALMAU EPA/ANDREU DALMAU

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