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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-12 03:38 AM
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{Over 100,000} Protesters take to the streets of Spain (Anniversary of Occupy in Spain)
Edited on Mon May-14-12 03:39 AM by No Elephants
Protesters take to the streets of Spain

Published: May 13, 2012 at 5:45 PM

MADRID, May 13 (UPI) -- <snip>

Protesters called for solutions to Spain's unemployment crisis, as well as protested against cutbacks in public funding, corruption amongst politicians and corporate greed, Think Spain reported.

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On May 15 last year, a week before local and regional elections, protesters took to the streets and demand changes that would bring them some kind of hope for the future. At that time, protesters set up camps in city centers across Spain.

Spain's conservative government, led by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, has banned such camps this year, The Guardian reported.

The government's attempt to impose a 10 p.m. time limit for the protests Saturday failed, however, with people in Puerta Sol's city square at midnight Saturday.


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Protesting is expected to continue until Tuesday, with police presence increasing until then.

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2012/05/13/Prote...


Meanwhile, back in the U.S., slacktivism, or flat out apathy, reigns.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slacktivism

In fairness, maybe there's no point to activism in the U.S. anyway.

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