Spanish police fire rubber bullets at protesters in Madrid

MADRID Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:46am EST

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police fired rubber bullets at hundreds of protesters at Cibeles Square in central Madrid on Wednesday as millions of workers went on strike across Europe in protest against spending cuts in a deep economic recession, witnesses said.

More than 70 people have been arrested so far in Wednesday's protest action in Spain.

(Reporting by Borja Gonzalez; Writing by Fiona Ortiz; Editing by Angus MacSwan)