An estimated 5.3 million female workers in Spain marked International Women’s Day with an unprecedented strike targeting gender inequality and sexual discrimination.
Some of Spain’s top women politicians and 10 nationwide unions backed the strike held across the country.
Hundreds of thousands of women joined street protests across Spain, shouting “if we stop, the world stops”.
The two main unions had called for members to stop work for two hours in the morning.
Marches were held across the country, with evening marches in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia leading over 200 events in locations around Spain.
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