Shepherds walk two thousand sheep through Madrid in protest

Casa de la Villa, Madrid's Old Town Hall.

Casa de la Villa, Madrid's Old Town Hall. Image by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra / CC BY 2.0

Madrid city centre was taken over by 2,000 sheep on Sunday as Spanish shepherds protested against urban encroachment on agricultural land and changing agricultural practices. Traffic was halted to allow the sheep through the centre of the Spanish capital, with the parade pausing at the old town hall in order to pay the eleventh century fee of 25 maravedies for the crossing. Read more:

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