Protesters in Madrid have camped out in the central square for the fourth consecutive night.

Protesters are demanding a reform of Spain's democracy and have pledged to defy a ban on the rallies, ahead of the local elections which will be held on Sunday in Spain.

Most of the demonstrators are unemployed and young who are protesting against the government's handling of the country's economic crisis.
Meanwhile, the Madrid electoral board is trying to push a ban on the protest.

The movement emerged following Spain's economic crisis, which caused unemployment up to 20 percent. Among youngsters, the current jobless rate exceeds 40 per cent.

The protests have continued with thousands of people marching and holding rallies, which have been peaceful so far.

The movement, criticizes all the parties and does not want to side with any one. The parties and the government, however, say the protesters should express their discontent by voting.

Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero's Socialist party is expected to suffer defeat by the opposition conservatives in the voting on Sunday.