I want to go to Madrid to study abroad and learn Spanish. What are the chances the austerity protests will turn violent? (like in Rome)
The whole GFC riots have been all over the news. What are the chances that protesters in Spain will turn violent? My plan was to live in Madrid but I know the chance of riots is even greater in the capitol. (The riots in Rome/London/Greece are freaking me out!)
about 50/50, but unless you're standing in the square with 20,000 angry Spaniards you'll be okay. If you see a protest or public gathering, go the other way, do not join in and you significantly reduce your chance of being hurt in anyway.
99.9% of Madrid will be protest free. Go. Enjoy. almost 8 years ago