GALLERY: University students strike in Madrid

FIFTY-FOUR people were arrested on Wednesday while taking part in student protests against education spending cuts at Madrid's Campus Ciudad Universitaria.

Students throw a wooden box into a burning barricade during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

Students throw a wooden box into a burning barricade during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

A protester throws a bottle into a burning barricade during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

A protester throws a bottle into a burning barricade during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

A protester throws a fence into a burning barricade during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

A protester throws a fence into a burning barricade during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

A protester walks by a burning barricade during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

A protester walks by a burning barricade during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

Riot police stand near a burning barricade during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

Riot police stand near a burning barricade during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

A protester carries a wooden table as he walks next to a burning barricade during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

A protester carries a wooden table as he walks next to a burning barricade during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

Students shout slogans outside a campus building in support of arrested students as riot police stand guard during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

Students shout slogans outside a campus building in support of arrested students as riot police stand guard during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

Students throw a branches into a burning barricade during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

Students throw a branches into a burning barricade during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

A fireman extinguishes burning barricade surrounding during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

A fireman extinguishes burning barricade surrounding during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

Protesters run away from a bin that they set fire to in an undergrounf passage during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

Protesters run away from a bin that they set fire to in an undergrounf passage during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

Firemen extinguish a burning barricade during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

Firemen extinguish a burning barricade during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

Riot police remove protesters outside an area near the campus building where some students were arrested during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

Riot police remove protesters outside an area near the campus building where some students were arrested during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

A protester throws a garbage bin into a burning barricade during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

A protester throws a garbage bin into a burning barricade during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

Riot police stand guard around the campus building where some students were arrested during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

Riot police stand guard around the campus building where some students were arrested during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

Protesters stand behind a burning barricade during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.

Protesters stand behind a burning barricade during a protest against the government's education reforms and cutbacks in university grants and staffing in Campus Ciudad Universitaria on March 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images.