15 May 2013

15-M: two years later

Once again, I'm in Spain this 15th day of May. The day when Madrid & its main square, Puerta del Sol, became the capital city of European & world protesters. Against the System, in favor of the Change. On the radio they've said today it was even part of "Spanish brand" now.

After Madrid came the others: Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Granada, I've never seen such motivation before among the Spaniards; soon New York had its Occupy Wall Street. A world social movement without precedents.

That May 2011 I went to Plaza del Carmen, a small square in front of Granada's Town Hall. Some of my friends and classmates were already there. And I kept coming almost every day. Today I've only seen a small group of mostly middle-aged people.

Chanting in the same way they always do on such occasions. All of these friends of mine I sat next to on that same square are overseas these days.

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