Dear Democracy Now! Visitor: We are an independent, ad-free daily news program that serves millions of viewers and listeners each month. In this US election year, Democracy Now! is more important than ever. For 20 years, we’ve put a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power. We lift up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We do all of this with just a fraction of the budget and staff of a commercial news show. We do it without ads, corporate sponsorship or government funding. How is this possible? Only with your support. A generous funder will match your donation dollar for dollar if you donate right now. That means when you give $10, your donation will be worth $20. Pretty exciting, right? So, if you've been waiting to make your contribution to Democracy Now!, today is your day. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you every day.

Your Donation: $

More Than 300,000 Protest Against Eu Summit

March 18, 2002
Story
WATCH FULL SHOW

Hundreds of thousands of people marched through the streets of Barcelona this Saturday to protest the summit ofEuropean Union leaders. The Associated Press is placing the number of demonstrators at more than 300,000 while theIndependent Media Center and on the ground witnesses are placing it at 500,000.

The protest began peacefully but ended in violence as the police attacked protesters with rubber bullets and teargas. Groups of protesters escaped onto side streets, and many protesters were beaten by the police while trying toseek refuge. It is not known at this time how many were seriously injured. More than 60 people are believed to havebeen arrested.

Guest:

  • Maria Carrione, Democracy Now! correspondent in Spain.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.