Protest by military associations

Members of the Unified Association of Spanish Military (AUME) gathered outside the Ministry of Defence on Saturday to protest against the arrest of its president, Lieutenant Jorge Bravo.

Military take over Spanish airports

The Spanish military has taken over the country’s air traffic control after civilian air traffic controllers called in sick en masse and will maintain control over planning, supervision and control of the country’s airspace unless the controllers called off their unsanctioned strike.