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    Posted November 15, 2012 by
    fcarrizo
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    After the demonstrations Nov. 14 - Madrid Atocha Central Station

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     iReporter fcarrizo faced a long journey home from work after Wednesday's anti-austerity protests in Madrid, Spain, brought public transport almost to a standstill. "I work in the suburbs so had a normal day, but it was hard [getting through the city] as there was only one train every two hours," he said. "I had to stay all day at my work and couldn't get a bus home so had to take a cab." Our iReporter says that while he feels protesters who force businesses into closing on strike days go too far, he does not agree with the government's anti-austerity measures. "The government seems to have deaf ears," he said.
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    After the demonstrations in the center of Madrid were over a flock of people headed to Atocha station to make use of the metro and the overground trains, but since there was only a 35% of public transport working, the whole station was collapsed with all the commuters. The presence of law enforcement officials kept all the people and protesters under control.

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