Thousands protest in Catalunya Square in Barcelona
All major cities in Spain are under siege by protesters demanding jobs and better standard. Politicians are under huge stress facing the upcoming elections on Sunday. Implications for the Euro, ECB and the economy could be huge. From El Pais from Barcelona direct;
Catalunya Square tonight refilled with about 5,000 people who are not afraid of the police during an eviction on Saturday. Many citizens have participated in protests and activities of the day and the organizers have asked to carry flowers for a day of reflection at midnight. Dozens of people have entered into an abandoned building and have hung a banner reading “Democracy is not dead.”
During the afternoon, hundreds of children have joined the merger of the square, converted by the camping in a huge outdoor festival with children’s musical performances, theater and performances. After six in the afternoon, a man dressed in a brown coat, simulating a troglodyte, made him sing and dance to the kids with children’s songs. Parents as Miriam and Evelyn, 41 and 42 years, wanted to join with their children to the protest. Families, many with ice cream in hand, are the protagonists of the protest.
And while the kids enjoyed the performance, the judicious talks on the future of the country were. So much so that events are intermingled and it was almost impossible to break through. On one hand, child’s play, on the other, the debate about the future, threatened by the decision of the Electoral Board of the supported Provincialn Centralna saying that the camp is illegal and has to be dissolved. The Catalan government has hinted, in any case, the concentration will not evict unless there is unrest.