Violent confrontation in Madrid over coronavirus lockdown protests

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A 34-year-old was injured in Madrid on Wednesday night and taken to hospital. Protesters are angry at the government's Covid-19 response, while counter-protesters support the lockdown.

Violence broke out on Wednesday evening in Madrid during a protest against the government's coronavirus lockdown measures. 

One anti-government protester was injured during a scuffle between the protesters and a group of counter-protesters who support the government's measures to save lives during the Covid-19 crisis.

According to various witnesses a 34-year-old was punched in the face and suffered a bleeding nose and other injuries, He was taken to hospital.

There has been a growing wave of anti-government protests in Madrid over the past few days, with the central government refusing to allow the region to move out of phase zero of lockdown due to problems in the health system and the continuing number of infections.




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