Sue Burke (mount_oregano) wrote,
Sue Burke
mount_oregano

Spanish Revolution: May 12

The movement goes by many names, especially 15M, because it began on May 15, 2011. A protest in Madrid last year turned into a camp, an occupation in the city's central plaza, Sol. The protesters are sometimes called the Indignados, indignant at the way the market economy is going. "We're not against the system, the system is against us," is one of their slogans.

The camp was broken up in summer and some thought — or hoped — the movement had waned. But on the one-year anniversary, the streets and plazas of Madrid were full of life again.

The protest converged on Sol from four directions. The South March came with music.



It filled Atocha Street.



This sign says: "The next time I'm voting for Ali Baba. That way only 40 thieves will rob me. It's been a year since the SUN same out." (Sol = Sun)



At Sol. The protest is reflected in the entrance to the subway.



A report and video at CNN:
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/12/world/europe/spain-protests/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

— Sue Burke

Tags: political, spanish
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