Protesters, police clash in Madrid

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22 demonstrators are arrested

28 are hurt, 2 of them police

Some 6,000 protesters gathered outside Spain's congressional building in Madrid

The demonstrators are against the government and the opposition

Madrid, Spain CNN  — 

Thousands of protesters fed up with the country’s austerity measures demonstrated here Tuesday outside the congressional building.

Clashes between police and demonstrators in central Madrid’s Neptuno Square resulted in 28 people being hurt, two of them police officers, a police spokesman said.

The spokesman said 22 people among the estimated crowd of 6,000 had been arrested.

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Demonstrators said police were shooting into the crowd with rubber bullets; the police would not comment.