BARCELONA: Protesters in some poorer areas of Madrid that are facing lockdown to stem a soaring COVID-19 infection rate took to the streets on Sunday, to call for better health provisions and complained of discrimination by the authorities.
Madrid’s regional government announced on Friday that movement between and within six districts that are home to about 850,000 people will be restricted from Monday, although people will still be able to go to work.
The lockdown measures predominantly apply areas of lower income and with higher immigrant populations. Peaceful protests were held 12 of the 37 districts affected on Sunday.
About 600 people demonstrated in the southern district of Vallecas, which has one of the highest infection rates in the Spanish capital, almost six times higher than that of Chamberi, a wealthy…