Six arrested in clashes with police after anti-Pope rally in Madrid

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Six people were arrested and two policemen injured when National Police charged against the lay demonstrators who were in the Puerta del Sol in the centre in Madrid, after a march through the centre of the capital, showing their rejection of the Pope’s visit to the city on Thursday.

The protestors are angry at the cost of the visit at a time when there are harsh cuts in public spending. Despite the efforts of the police, some of the most violent of the lay demonstrators attacked some of the pilgrims in the city for World Youth Day.

Some Spanish media is claiming today that the police failed to act to protect the pilgrims.
The Pope arrives in Madrid at noon Thursday.