M15 Solo Demonstrator in Siberia
From El Pais,
15-M movement is a dance of numbers. More than 25,000 people rallied in Madrid early on Saturday. Some 8,000 did in Barcelona. Hundreds endured another night in the open in Bilbao, Valencia, Sevilla, and some less in London, Copenhagen, Paris, Mexico … In the city of Omsk, Siberia, exactly 5,678 miles from where it all began, the figures are simplified: one.
No countryman living in a radius of miles
On Saturday morning (late in Spain), a man stood in front of the Lenin statue in the center of Omsk. In the hands, a camera and a piece of cardboard with hand-painted message: “real democracy now. # russianrevolution. ” Xavi is called, is from Barcelona and has 31 years. It also says, the only Spanish registered at the consulate in Siberia. On Saturday he joined, indignant, vindictive and only to the mass demonstrations around the world.
Xavi settled in Siberia for five years. No running away from a bad employment situation in Spain, but personal issues led him to move, and also wanted to start her own business, something that was easier there, said by telephone. Now try to take forward a business project and manages, for several hours, the Web site Digg, one of the best drivers # nolesvotes movement. That is precisely the idea.