Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Jun 8, 2011.
There is hope.
1:51 to end, gets recognition and applause, dignified
What was the demonstration about?
Google is your friend. Thousands of protesters who say they are ignored by Spains political class gathered in a central square in Madrid on Wednesday night to demand reforms, despite an effort by electoral officials to impose a ban on demonstrations as Spain prepares to vote in local elections this weekend. As El Pas reports, the protesters defied a ruling by Madrids electoral board, which had refused to grant permission for a fourth straight day of protests in the Spanish capitals Puerta del Sol, so close to election day. The Spanish newspaper explains that the protesters are fed up with high unemployment and a faltering economy, and feel unrepresented by the major political parties. Following the boards ruling, riot police officers deployed around the square, but allowed protesters to enter after checking their national identity cards, according to a series of updates posted on the English-language section of the El Pas Web site. A new Spanish youth group, Democracia Real Ya, or True Democracy Now, inspired by the pro-democracy movements in the Arab world, used social networks to help organize the demonstrations, which began on Sunday. As El Pas explained, the organizers are a diverse lot, yet so well organized that they put together a security team of 200 people to prevent any trouble during the Madrid demonstration; they also had enough vision to use all the tricks in the book to keep the protest among Twitters most popular conversation topics in the world for the entire day, using the tag #15m, to claim the date of May 15 for the start of their #SpanishRevolution. Susana Vera/Reuters Protesters in Madrids Puerta del Sol on Tuesday. The group, whose manifesto has been translated into English, on Wednesday called for demonstrators to occupy Madrids Puerta del Sol and other main squares in cities across Spain until Sundays elections. Despite efforts by Madrids police force to clear the square at night, hundreds of protesters were still camped in the square on Wednesday, CNN reported. According to officials in Madrid, about 20,000 people attended the first protest in Puerta del Sol, on Sunday, as thousands more rallied in more than 50 other Spanish cities, including Barcelona, Valencia and Zaragoza. Puerta del Sol was packed again on Tuesday, as seen in this video posted on YouTube by Juan Luis Snchez, a journalist and blogger.
When the anon symbol goes up, a protester says 'mola mola.' We have a fish called a mola mola. I know Spanish isn't Mexican, but 'mira, mira' woulda made sense to me. A fish? Notsomuch.
To forum admins: the correct post title must read: projected over Puerta del Sol.
To xenubarb: mola mola means "cool, cool" in spanish.
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