'Healthcare for Sale' in Spain as Nation's Doctors Protest
Thousands march in the streets of Madrid against privatization plan
- Lauren McCauley, staff writer (Photo: Juan Medina/ Reuters)
Thousands of Spanish medical workers marched through downtown Madrid on Monday in protest of a government plan to privatize the nation's public health care system.
Blowing horns and banging drums, the protesters marched along the capital's central avenues, some wearing white doctor's coats as well as scarves to protect against the cold, AFP says.
"Healthcare is up for sale so politicians can make money," read one banner.