Spain is in the grip of widespread strikes and protests that saw a record number of 800,000 people turn out yesterday, concerned at the austerity cuts that are likely to be introduced by The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy as he announces his latest budget today.

Crowds of people showed their anger shouting strike, strike. Alongside the cost cutting measures expected, one of the main concerns of the Unions is the labour reform that makes it cheaper for companies to fire people. As unemployment in Spain is currently the highest in the EU and nearly half of the country's under 25's are out of work, people are already dreading what the government will introduce next.

Angry protesters wearing hoodies attacked the Spanish stock market building with graffiti and attempted to set it on fire.

The Police then stepped into action and arrested a number of protesters.