Saturday, May 21, 2011

Maybe we need a Tahir Moment in Illinois too: Thousands of protesters occupy Puerta del Sol square in Madrid

Via The Telegraph. Unemployed Spanish youth trying to bring the Spirit of Egypt's Tahir Square to Spain. Sounds like Illinois and Chicago too when you consider the job prospects for kids here at home.
With tents, mattresses, a kitchen, a workshop and even a pharmacy, a protest camp in Madrid has grown into a real 'urban village' for thousands of young people. Under blue plastic tarpaulins, demonstrators have gathered in the landmark Puerta del Sol square in the centre of the Spanish capital,. Many of them have spent several days and nights there, to decry politicians who left Spain with a 21 per cent unemployment rate. Calling for "Real Democracy Now," the protests popularly known as M-15 began on May 15, lamenting Spain's economic crisis, politicians in general, and corruption.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Like the "popular protests" throughout the Arab world, these protests will lead to greater, not less tyranny and enslavement. Look at the list of failed revolutions, starting with the French, who traded a king for an emporer. unless there is a commitmnt to individual, personal liberty as in the Lexington/Concord disturbance, these too will be doomed.

Bill Baar said...

Maybe a revolution at the ballot box in Illinois then, to deal with the bondage of economic crisis, politicians in general, and corruption.