Spanish anti-austerity protest

This video is called Puerta del Sol, Madrid Spain. Spanish Revolution.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

‘Indignant’ activists get to Madrid

Sunday 24 July 2011

by Our Foreign Desk

Protesters settle in for the night after long anti-government marches

Tens of thousands of protesters thronged Madrid’s central Sol square today to press the government to “make the rich pay for their crisis” and reverse welfare cuts.

Many of the “indignant” activists had marched hundreds of miles from cities across Spain, some from as far away as Cadiz on the country’s south coast.

Physiotherapists travelling in support vehicles helped the protesters avoid cramps and sore muscles, while sympathetic paramedics treated blistered feet.

Protester Beatriz Puerta said: “Many volunteers offered to act as cooks for us, preparing marvellous dishes which enabled us to keep up our strength. It’s been a very positive experience.”

SPAIN: “Indignant” Demonstrators Marching to Brussels to Protest Effects of Crisis: here.

Tom Gill describes the recent protests and long marches in Spain, in which up to a million people took part: here.

Protests held against police eviction of “indignados” from Madrid’s Puerta del Sol: here.

Protests by indignados (angry ones) have continued since last Tuesday, when police forcibly evicted the 90 people remaining in Madrid’s main square, Puerta del Sol: here.

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Zapatero announced today that the country will hold a general election in November, four months earlier than anticipated: here.

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