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A firefighter with Iglesias.
A firefighter with Iglesias. / A. C.

Firefighters protest with Podemos leader's support

  • National leader of the radical left-wing Podemos party, Pablo Iglesias took part in the rally in Malaga

Some 4,000 people took to the streets of Malaga last Sunday in support of better conditions for the city’s firefighters. The fire brigade has been in a dispute with the city council, which funds the service, over security, investment in new equipment and working hours.

Firefighters want the council to agree to new conditions, claiming they work longer hours than in most other cities. As well as the firefighters and their families, politicians took part in the rally, which was headed by the national leader of the radical left-wing Podemos party, Pablo Iglesias.