Spanish Protest Movement Prepares to Occupy Plaza for First Anniversary
Madrid, April 25 (RHC)-- Groups of neighborhood assemblies, committees and working groups that make up the protest movement in Spain are getting ready for the first anniversary of their take-over of a downtown square in Madrid. The M-15 Movement -- named for the date, May 15th, when they occupied the Puerta del Sol in the Spanish capital -- is preparing for a week of activities throughout the country.
The “Indignados” or "Outraged" -- as they became known -- plan a massive, nationwide demonstration on Saturday, May 12th, to coincide with the events which include meetings, workshops, teach-ins and tribunals. One activity is called the Citizens Court of Justice, which will serve to denounce the crimes committed by banks and financial institutions in Spain.
Spain's protest movement was the first major international show of force against the unequal economic and social status quo and led to the emergence of the Occupy Movements in the United States and around the world last year.