Protests took place in the Spanish cities of Alicante and Valencia in defence of public education on Saturday. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3PuEs7EFC8&feature=youtu.be Over 40,000 took part in the demonstration in Alicante, calling for an increase in the numbers of teachers, increased funding for school resources and the end of prefab classrooms. In Valencia, protestors demanded that the Generalitat paid the €50 million it owes to schools. One of the region's education unions - UGT-PV - is also taking the ex-President of the local authority to court over misuse of public funds. Education International reports that as a result of the missing money, some schools in the region are facing closure, and teachers have been asked to take cuts in salaries and go without Christmas bonuses. But this is not an isolated case, with schools in other autonomous regions suffering similar financial difficulties.